Dynamic intracoronary thrombosis does not cause significant downstream platelet embolization.

@article{Barrabs2000DynamicIT,
  title={Dynamic intracoronary thrombosis does not cause significant downstream platelet embolization.},
  author={Jos{\'e} Antonio Barrab{\'e}s and David Garcia-Dorado and Beatriz Soriano and Jorges Solares and Yolanda Puigfel and Lourdes Trobo and Ana Garc{\'i}a-Lafuente and Jordi Soler-Soler},
  journal={Cardiovascular research},
  year={2000},
  volume={47 2},
  pages={265-73}
}
OBJECTIVE A mural intracoronary thrombus is a potential source of platelet emboli that may obstruct downstream microvessels, but this phenomenon has not been characterized. The present study aimed to assess the magnitude of myocardial platelet accumulation downstream of a mural intracoronary thrombus and its modification by a concomitant transient coronary occlusion (OC) or by treatment with aspirin. METHODS The myocardial content of 99mTc-labelled platelets was analyzed in 26 pigs submitted… CONTINUE READING