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Effect of abciximab on prothrombin activation and thrombin generation in patients with acute myocardial infarction also receiving reteplase

      Abstract

      Fibrinolysis in acute myocardial infarction activates blood coagulation and may favor reocclusion or ischemic complications. The aim of the GUSTO V Italian Hematologic Substudy was to compare the effects of full-dose reteplase on coagulation activation markers with those of half-dose reteplase combined with full-dose abciximab, a platelet glycoprotein IIb/IIIa receptor antagonist, during the early phase after acute myocardial infarction.
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