Pharmacodynamics of chimeric glycoprotein IIb/IIIa integrin antiplatelet antibody Fab 7E3 in high-risk coronary angioplasty
Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary
Immunoglobulin Fab Fragments
The novel antiplatelet agent c7E3 Fab can be administered during PTCA in combination with aspirin and heparin. Suppression of platelet activity is dose dependent and can be maintained for up to 24 hours. Further evaluation will be required to determine the extent of improvement in ischemic complication and restenosis rates and to provide additional insight into the safety profile of this potent monoclonal platelet antibody.