The pharmacodynamics of enoxaparin in percutaneous coronary intervention with precise rapid enoxaparin loading (PEPCI-PRE study)

Jack L. Martin, Edward T.A. Fry, Todd Martin, Trevor H. Atherley, Seth S. Martin, Marvin J. Slepian

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Abstract

Objective: We evaluated the early pharmacodynamic profile of the combined 30 mg intravenous and 1 mg/kg subcutaneous enoxaparin loading utilized in the TIMI 11B and ExTRACT TIMI 25 trials. Background: It hasnot been reported whether anti-Xa levels appropriate for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) can be reliably achieved within 2 h utilizing this regimen. Methods: Twenty-six patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) treated with this regimen had anti-Xa levels measured at 5 min, 2, 4, 6 and 8 h. Results: Seventy-six percent of patients had anti-Xa levels above 0.5 IU/ ml at 5 min. Dose-response curves showed all patients to have anti-Xa levels above 0.5 IU/ml within 1 h. Anti-Xa remained in the targeted range for PCI (0.5 to 1.8 IU/ml) at 2, 4, 6 and 8 h in all patients. Conclusion: This regimen is well suited for ACS treatment with an invasive strategy, including the rapid transition to early and rescue PCI.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)224-228
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
Volume28
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Acute coronary syndromes
  • Anti-Xa levels
  • Early invasive management
  • Low molecular weight heparin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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