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October 2010

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Volume 22 Issue 10
This symposium has evaluated the latest data from randomized trials and registries on the use of thrombectomy devices with primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Our goal has been to provide t…
Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has become the standard of care for STEMI procedures, while those for distal embolization and no-reflow remain challenging.1,2 Distal embolization is angiographically evident in 15% of patients undergoing prim…
Abstract: The results of meta-analyses of studies on manual thrombus aspiration and mechanical thrombectomy support the use of manual aspiration catheters and contraindicate the use of mechanical thrombectomy devices. However, the two largest studie…
Acute myocardial infarction is often due to complete coronary occlusion and large thrombus burden. This is associated with poor clinical outcomes due to distal embolization, no-reflow, major adverse events, and death after angioplasty.1,2 Many small…
Percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) involving balloon angioplasty and stenting are effective in the treatment of acute coronary syndromes but reduced coronary flow and distal embolization frequently complicate interventions when thrombus is pre…
Abstract: The presence of visible thrombus at the time of primary PCI for STEMI is associated with poor procedural and clinical outcomes. Aspiration thrombectomy has been used with primary PCI in an attempt to improve these outcomes. The TAPAS (Throm…
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