NICE recommends bivalirudin as a possible treatment for adults with STEMI who are having percutaneous coronary intervention.

Who can have bivalirudin?

You should be able to have bivalirudin if all of the following apply:

  • you are an adult with STEMI
  • you are having percutaneous coronary intervention
  • you are given bivalirudin with aspirin and clopidogrel.

Why has NICE said this?

NICE looks at how well treatments work, and also at how well they work in relation to how much they cost the NHS. NICE recommended bivalirudin because it works better and costs less than other treatments available on the NHS.

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