Journal article

Intravenous sodiumnitrite in acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction: a randomized controlled trial (NIAMI)

Nishat Siddiqi, Christopher Neil, Margaret Bruce, Graeme MacLennan, Seonaidh Cotton, Sofia Papadopoulou, Martin Feelisch, Nicholas Bunce, Pitt O Lim, David Hildick-Smith, John Horowitz, Melanie Madhani, Nicholas Boon, Dana Dawson, Juan Carlos Kaski, Michael Frenneaux

EUROPEAN HEART JOURNAL | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2014

Abstract

AIM: Despite prompt revascularization of acute myocardial infarction (AMI), substantial myocardial injury may occur, in part a consequence of ischaemia reperfusion injury (IRI). There has been considerable interest in therapies that may reduce IRI. In experimental models of AMI, sodium nitrite substantially reduces IRI. In this double-blind randomized placebo controlled parallel-group trial, we investigated the effects of sodium nitrite administered immediately prior to reperfusion in patients with acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 229 patients presenting with acute STEMI were randomized to receive either an i.v. infusion of 70 μmol sodium nitr..

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