Thrombus aspiration plus intra-infarct-related artery administration of tirofiban improves myocardial perfusion during primary angioplasty for acute myocardial infarction.

@article{Yan2010ThrombusAP,
  title={Thrombus aspiration plus intra-infarct-related artery administration of tirofiban improves myocardial perfusion during primary angioplasty for acute myocardial infarction.},
  author={Hong-bing Yan and Shi-Ying Li and Li Sheng Song and Jian You Wang and Zheng Feng Wu and Yun-peng Chi and Bin Zheng and Han-jun Zhao and Qing-xiang Li and Xiao-jiang Zhang and Wen-zheng Li},
  journal={Chinese medical journal},
  year={2010},
  volume={123 7},
  pages={
          877-83
        }
}
BACKGROUND We developed a new combined strategy of thrombus aspiration plus intra-infarct-related artery (IRA) bolus administration of tirofiban via the aspiration catheter in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). This strategy can reduce the distal embolism and achieve highly localized concentrations of tirofiban, which can improve myocardial reperfusion without increasing the risk of bleeding. The aim of this study was to investigate whether this combined strategy… CONTINUE READING