Thrombus aspiration in primary percutaneous coronary intervention in high-risk patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction: a real-world registry.

@article{Mangiacapra2010ThrombusAI,
  title={Thrombus aspiration in primary percutaneous coronary intervention in high-risk patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction: a real-world registry.},
  author={Fabio Mangiacapra and William Wijns and Giuseppe Massimiano De Luca and Olivier Muller and Catalina Trana and Argyrios Ntalianis and Guy R. Heyndrickx and Marc Vanderheyden and Jozef J. Bartunek and Bernard De Bruyne and Emanuele Barbato},
  journal={Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions},
  year={2010},
  volume={76 1},
  pages={70-6}
}
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the effect of thrombus aspiration in a real-world all-comer patient population with STEMI undergoing primary PCI. BACKGROUND Catheter thrombus aspiration in primary PCI was beneficial in randomized clinical trials. METHODS We enrolled 313 STEMI patients presenting with TIMI Flow Grade 0 or 1 in the infarct related artery at baseline angiogram undergoing primary PCI. PATIENTS were divided in two groups based on whether thrombus aspiration was attempted. This decision… CONTINUE READING
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