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Long-term effects of angiopeptin treatment in coronary angioplasty. Reduction of clinical events but not angiographic restenosis. European Angiopeptin Study Group.

BACKGROUND: Angiopeptin is a cyclic octapeptide analogue of somatostatin that has been shown to limit myointimal thickening of arteries in balloon injury models and to restore the vasodilating response to acetylcholine. A randomized, double-blind placebo controlled trial was conducted to assess the effect of angiopeptin in restenosis prevention after percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA). METHODS AND RESULTS: Patients received a continuous infusion of either placebo or angiopeptin subcutaneously 6 to 24 hours before PTCA and for 4 days after PTCA (3 mg per 24 hours before PTCA followed by 6 mg per 24 hours after PTCA and for the remaining period). A 1.5-mg bolus dose of placebo or angiopeptin was given at PTCA. Aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid, 150 mg/d) was administered throughout the study period. Coronary angiograms obtained before and after PTCA and at 6-month follow-up were subjected to computerized quantification. Clinical follow-up was performed after 12 months. Primary clinical end points were death, myocardial infarction, coronary artery bypass surgery, or repeat PTCA. In total, 553 patients with 742 lesions were randomized. Clinical follow-up was available for all 553 patients. Angiopeptin decreased the clinical events during 12 months of follow-up from 36.4% in the placebo-treated group to 28.4% in the angiopeptin-treated patients (P = .046). Quantitative angiography after PTCA and at follow-up was available in 423 of 455 patients who underwent successful PTCA. The minimal lumen diameter at follow-up was 1.52 +/- 0.64 mm in the angiopeptin-treated group compared with 1.52 +/- 0.64 mm in the placebo-treated patients (P = .96). The late losses were 0.31 +/- 0.59 and 0.30 +/- 0.62 mm (P = .81) and the restenosis rates (> 50% diameter stenosis at follow-up) were 36% and 37% (P = .85) in the angiopeptin- and placebo-treated groups, respectively. CONCLUSIONS: In this study, angiopeptin significantly decreased the incidence of clinical events, principally the rate of revascularization procedures. In contrast, no significant effect was seen on angiographic variables.[1]

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  1. Long-term effects of angiopeptin treatment in coronary angioplasty. Reduction of clinical events but not angiographic restenosis. European Angiopeptin Study Group. Emanuelsson, H., Beatt, K.J., Bagger, J.P., Balcon, R., Heikkilä, J., Piessens, J., Schaeffer, M., Suryapranata, H., Foegh, M. Circulation (1995) [Pubmed]
 
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