A single bolus of a long-acting erythropoietin analogue darbepoetin alfa in patients with acute myocardial infarction: A randomized feasibility and safety study

  • Lipšic E
  • Van Der Meer P
  • Voors A
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Abstract

Besides stimulating hematopoiesis, erythropoietin (EPO) protects against experimental ischemic injury in the heart. The present study evaluated the safety and tolerability of EPO treatment in non-anemic patients with acute myocardial infarction (MI).

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  • Acute myocardial infarction
  • Endothelial progenitor cells
  • Erythropoietin

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