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AngioJet thrombectomy for the treatment of coronary artery aneurysm after failed thrombolysis in acute myocardial infarction.
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PMID:  21977257     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is caused by thrombus formation over a disrupted plaque occluding an epicardial coronary artery. Mechanical thrombectomy is effective in removing thrombus burden from native vessels and saphenous vein grafts. Here we report a case of an aneurysmatic dilatation of an infarct-related artery (IRA) referred to our Institute for rescue PCI, after failed fibrinolysis, successfully treated with only rheolytic thrombectomy (AngioJet, Possis Medical, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA) without the need for adjunctive balloon or stent implantation.
Authors:
Claudio Giombolini; Salvatore Notaristefano; Stefano Santucci; Francesco Notaristefano; Antonio Notaristefano; Giuseppe Ambrosio
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2006-09-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart international     Volume:  2     ISSN:  1826-1868     ISO Abbreviation:  Heart Int     Publication Date:  2006  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-06     Completed Date:  2011-11-10     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101541778     Medline TA:  Heart Int     Country:  Italy    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  94     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Interventional Cardiology, "Silvestrini" Hospital, University of Perugia, School of Medicine, Perugia - Italy.
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