COMMENTARY: Enoxaparin was more effective than unfractionated heparin in STEMI, regardless of type of fibrinolytic agent used

Bates, Eric R.
November 2007
ACP Journal Club;Nov/Dec2007, Vol. 147 Issue 3, p63
Academic Journal
The author reflects upon the findings of a study, that investigated the effectiveness of enoxaparin, in comparison with unfractionated heparin (UFH), for patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). He states that the study suggests the use of anticoagulation for patients until hospital discharge. He suspects that the benefits of enoxaparin over UFH may have resulted from the longer duration of therapy. He also points that bleeding rates increased with enoxaparin.


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