Chapter 33. Adjunctive Antithrombotic Therapy for St-Elevation Acute Myocardial Infarction

  1. Salim Yusuf1,
  2. John A Cairns2,
  3. A John Camm3,
  4. Ernest L Fallen4 and
  5. Bernard J Gersh5
  1. John K French and
  2. Harvey D White

Published Online: 4 OCT 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470986882.ch33

Evidence-based Cardiology, Second Edition

Evidence-based Cardiology, Second Edition

How to Cite

French, J. K. and White, H. D. (2002) Adjunctive Antithrombotic Therapy for St-Elevation Acute Myocardial Infarction, in Evidence-based Cardiology, Second Edition (eds S. Yusuf, J. A. Cairns, A. J. Camm, E. L. Fallen and B. J. Gersh), BMJ Books, London, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470986882.ch33

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario Research Chair, Senior Scientist of the Canadian Institute of Health Research, Director of Cardiology and Professor of Medicine, McMaster, University, Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton, Canada

  2. 2

    Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

  3. 3

    Professor of Clinical Cardiology and Chief, Department of Cardiological Sciences, St George's Hospital Medical School, London, UK

  4. 4

    Professor Emeritus, McMaster University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Hamilton, Canada

  5. 5

    Consultant in Cardiovascular Diseases and Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic; Professor of Medicine, Mayo Medical School, Rochester, Minnesota, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 OCT 2007
  2. Published Print: 20 NOV 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780727916990

Online ISBN: 9780470986882



  • adjunctive antithrombotic therapy;
  • unfractionated heparin;
  • heparin trial meta-analyses;
  • intravenous heparin regimens;
  • low molecular weight heparins


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Indirect antithrombins

  • Direct thrombin inhibitors

  • Antiplatelet agents

  • Future direction