Author Contributions: Dr Valgimigli had full
access to all of the data in the study and takes responsibility for the integrity
of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis.
Study concept and design: Valgimigli, Percoco,
Acquisition of data: Valgimigli, Malagutti,
Campo, F. Ferrari, Barbieri, Cicchitelli, Merlini, Ansani, Guardigli, Bettini,
Analysis and interpretation of data: Valgimigli,
Percoco, Malagutti, McFadden, Parrinello, Boersma, R. Ferrari.
Drafting of the manuscript: Valgimigli, Percoco,
Malagutti, Campo, F. Ferrari, Barbieri, Cicchitelli, McFadden, Merlini, Bettini.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important
intellectual content: Valgimigli, Cicchitelli, McFadden, Ansani, Guardigli,
Parrinello, Boersma, R. Ferrari.
Statistical analysis: Valgimigli, Parrinello,
Obtained funding: Percoco, Ansani, Guardigli,
Administrative, technical, or material support:
Percoco, Malagutti, Campo, F. Ferrari, Barbieri, Cicchitelli, McFadden, Merlini,
Study supervision: Valgimigli.
Financial Disclosures: Dr Valgimigli has received
honoraria for lectures from Merck and Guilford. Dr McFadden has received travel
grants from Merck and honoraria for lectures from Centocor and Cordis. No
other authors reported financial disclosures.
Funding/Support: This work was partially supported
by a grant from the Fondazione Cassa dei Risparmi di Ferrara, Italy.
Role of the Sponsor: The Fondazione Cassa dei
Risparmi di Ferrara had no role in the study design, the analysis and interpretation
of the data, or the drafting or revision of the final manuscript.
Participating STRATEGY (Single High Dose Bolus Tirofiban
and Sirolimus-Eluting Stent vs Abciximab and Bare Metal Stent in Myocardial
Infarction) Investigators:Steering Committee:
R. Ferrari (chair), M. Valgimigli (principal investigator), G. Percoco; Data Monitoring: G. Campo, F. Merlini; Clinical Events Adjudication Committee: Cardiovascular Research Centre,
Salvatore Maugeri Foundation, IRCCS Gussago (BS), Italy; S. Curello, K. Papa,
P. Bernocchi; Electrocardiographic Data Evaluation Committee: G. Cicchitelli; Angiographic Data Evaluation Committee: P. Malagutti; Statistical Analysis: G. Parrinello,