July 2006

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Volume 18 Issue 7
Macro- and microembolization during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is frequent and may result in the obstruction of the microvessel coronary network.1 In the setting of acute myocardial infarction (AMI), PCI-related embolization results in…
This symposium has sought to understand and resolve some of the disparate results from studies evaluating thrombectomy with primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and has attempted to provide a…
Donald S. Baim, MD: Dr. Brodie, was the AngioJet in acute Myocardial Infarction (AiMI) study performed on the wrong patients? Should we have looked at better sub-groups such as patients with larger thrombus burden? Did we use the wrong technique in t…
Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for acute myocardial infarction (MI) in the setting of angiographic thrombus is associated with an increased risk of reocclusion and recurrent infarction.1,2 Distal embolization of thrombus during PCI is thoug…
Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for acute myocardial infarction (MI) in the setting of angiographic thrombus is associated with an increased risk of reocclusion and recurrent infarction.1,2 Distal embolization of thrombus during PCI is thoug…
 Embolization of thrombus and atherosclerotic plaque occurs frequently during mechanical reperfusion for acute myocardial infarction (MI), especially in vessels with a large clot burden.1,2 Plugging of the distal microvasculature causes mechanical ob…
In order to explore the use of AngioJet rheolytic thrombectomy in general clinical practice, the database of the Strategic Transcatheter Evaluation of New Therapies (STENT) Registry was used to assess both the utilization and clinical outcomes of pat…
Primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) helps to achieve brisk coronary flow (thrombolysis in myocardial infarction [TIMI] 3 flow) in the infarct artery in greater than 90% of patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and has…
Against an atherosclerotic background of progressive accumulation of mural lipid, the episodic acute exacerbations of coronary artery disease (acute myocardial infarction [MI] and unstable angina) invariably involve the deposition of platelet-fibrin…
 Primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is superior to thrombolysis in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), even when the latter is administered shortly after the onset of symptoms.1 Furthermore, stenting has ameliorate…