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Comparison of the Reperfusion Efficacy of Thrombus Aspiration With and Without Distal Protection During Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Patients With Acute ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction.
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PMID:  24035161     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
We evaluated a hypothesis that thrombus aspiration with distal protection is superior to simple thrombus aspiration in patients treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). A total of 176 consecutive patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction were enrolled in this study and assigned to either the thrombus aspiration group (A, n = 104) or the thrombus aspiration with distal protection group using a filter device system (A + DP, n = 72). We compared the angiographic reperfusion grade, left ventricular (LV) function, and clinical outcomes between the 2 groups. There were no significant differences in age, gender distribution, the onset-to-reperfusion time, the peak levels of creatine kinase, or 6-month mortality between the 2 groups. The rate of achieving a Thrombolysis In Myocardial Infarction flow grade of 3 and a myocardial blush grade of 3 was higher in the A + DP group than in the A group. Among the patients who underwent follow-up catheterization 6 months after PCI (A, n = 62; A + DP, n = 52), there were no significant differences in the LV end-diastolic volume index, LV end-systolic volume index, or LV ejection fraction between the 2 groups at the time of PCI or 6 months after PCI. In conclusion, thrombus aspiration with distal protection may be more effective in initially restoring the coronary blood flow than thrombus aspiration alone, although it may not be superior to thrombus aspiration in preventing LV remodeling or preserving the LV function in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction.
Shinji Satoh; Hiroko Inoue; Soichiro Omura; Emiko Ejima; Koutastu Shimozono; Makiko Hayashi; Takahiro Mori; Katsuhiko Takenaka; Natsumi Kawamura; Kotaro Numaguchi; Etsuo Mori; Akemi Asoh; Toshihiro Nakamura; Koji Hiyamuta
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-9-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of cardiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1879-1913     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2013 Sep 
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Created Date:  2013-9-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0207277     Medline TA:  Am J Cardiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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