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Manual aspiration thrombectomy in acute ST elevation myocardial infarction: New gold standard.
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PMID:  21390195     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is the preferred method to treat ST segment myocardial infarction (STEMI). The use of thrombus aspiration (TA) may be particularly helpful as part of the PCI process, insofar as the presence of thrombus is essentially a universal component of the STEMI process. This article reviews evidence favoring the routine use of TA, and the limitations of these data. Based on current evidence, we consider TA to be an important maneuver during STEMI PCI, even in the absence of visible angiographic thrombus, and recommend it whenever the presence of thrombus is likely.
Authors:
Brent Rochon; Youssef Chami; Rajesh Sachdeva; Joe K Bissett; Nick Willis; Barry F Uretsky
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  World journal of cardiology     Volume:  3     ISSN:  1949-8462     ISO Abbreviation:  World J Cardiol     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-10     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101537090     Medline TA:  World J Cardiol     Country:  China    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  43-7     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Brent Rochon, Youssef Chami, Rajesh Sachdeva, Joe K Bissett, Nick Willis, Barry F Uretsky, Department of Medicine, Central Arkansas Veterans Health System, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR 72205, United States.
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