Effect of clopidogrel pretreatment on periprocedural rise in C-reactive protein after percutaneous coronary intervention

Deepak P. Vivekananthan, Deepak L. Bhatt, Derek P. Chew, Frank J. Zidar, Albert W. Chan, David J. Moliterno, Stephen G. Ellis, Eric J. Topol

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This study sought to determine the effect of clopidogrel pretreatment on the increase in C-reactive protein (CRP) after percutaneous coronary intervention. Clopidogrel pretreatment attenuated the periprocedural increase in CRP by 65% and was independently associated with an attenuation in the CRP increase in a multivariate model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)358-360
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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