Distal microcirculatory protection during percutaneous coronary intervention in acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction: a randomized controlled trial.

@article{Stone2005DistalMP,
  title={Distal microcirculatory protection during percutaneous coronary intervention in acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction: a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Gregg Whitney Stone and John Webb and David Alan Cox and Bruce R. Brodie and Mansoor Qureshi and Anna M Kalynych and Mark A. Turco and Heinz Peter Schultheiss and Daniel D Dulas and Barry D. Rutherford and David Antoniucci and Mitchell W. Krucoff and Raymond J. Gibbons and Denise J Jones and Alexandra J Lansky and Roxana Mehran},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2005},
  volume={293 9},
  pages={1063-72}
}
CONTEXT Atheromatous and thrombotic embolization during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in acute myocardial infarction is common and may result in microcirculatory dysfunction, the prevention of which may improve reperfusion success, reduce infarct size, and enhance event-free survival. OBJECTIVE To determine whether protection of the distal microcirculation from thromboembolic debris liberated during primary PCI results in improved reperfusion and decreased infarct size. DESIGN… CONTINUE READING