Intracoronary thrombus: Role in coronary occlusion complicating percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty

  title={Intracoronary thrombus: Role in coronary occlusion complicating percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty},
  author={Thomas A. Mabin and David R. Holmes and Hugh C. Smith and Ronald E. Vlietstra and Alfred A. Bove and Guy S. Reeder and James H. Chesebro and John F. Bresnahan and Thomas A. Orszulak},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  volume={5 2 Pt 1},
Angiograms from 238 consecutive patients who underwent percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty at the Mayo Clinic were reviewed to determine the presence of intracoronary thrombus before dilation. Patients with previously occluded vessels and those receiving streptokinase therapy were excluded. Intracoronary thrombus before dilation was present in 15 patients (6%); complete occlusion occurred in 11 (73%) of these during or immediately after dilation. None of these patients had… CONTINUE READING
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