Upfront thrombus aspiration in primary coronary intervention for patients with ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction: report of the VAMPIRE (VAcuuM asPIration thrombus REmoval) trial.

@article{Ikari2008UpfrontTA,
  title={Upfront thrombus aspiration in primary coronary intervention for patients with ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction: report of the VAMPIRE (VAcuuM asPIration thrombus REmoval) trial.},
  author={Yuji Ikari and Masami Sakurada and Ken Kozuma and Shigeo Kawano and Takaaki Katsuki and Kazuo Kimura and Takahiko Suzuki and Takehiro Yamashita and Akinori Takizawa and Kazuo Misumi and Hideki Hashimoto and Takaaki Isshiki},
  journal={JACC. Cardiovascular interventions},
  year={2008},
  volume={1 4},
  pages={424-31}
}
OBJECTIVES This study evaluated safety and efficacy of upfront thrombus aspiration during primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). BACKGROUND Distal embolization during primary PCI results in reduced myocardial perfusion and poor clinical outcomes. METHODS The VAMPIRE (VAcuuM asPIration thrombus REmoval) study was a prospective, randomized, controlled multicenter trial conducted in 23 institutions. Patients (N… CONTINUE READING