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    • Rationale for the ASSAIL-MI-trial: a randomised controlled trial designed to assess the effect of tocilizumab on myocardial salvage in patients with acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) 

      Anstensrud, Anne Kristine; Voxholt, Sindre; Sharma, Kapil; Broch, Kaspar; Bendz, Bjørn; Aakhus, Svend; Ueland, Thor; Amundsen, Brage H.; Damås, Jan Kristian; Hopp, Einar; Kleveland, Ola; Stensæth, Knut Haakon; Opdahl, Anders; Kløw, Nils-Einar; Seljeflot, Ingebjørg; Andersen, Geir Øystein; Wiseth, Rune; Aukrust, Pål; Gullestad, Lars (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-10-15)
      <i>Introduction</i>: Interleukin-6 (IL-6) may be involved in ischaemia-reperfusion injury and myocardial remodelling after myocardial infarction (MI). We have recently shown that IL-6 inhibition by tocilizumab attenuates systemic inflammation and troponin T-release in patients with acute non-ST elevation MI (NSTEMI). Experimental studies suggest that IL-6 inhibition can limit infarct size through ...