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A Prospective Randomized Trial of Thrombectomy Versus No Thrombectomy in Patients With ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction and Thrombus-Rich Lesions: MUSTELA (MUltidevice Thrombectomy in Acute ST-Segment ELevation Acute Myocardial Infarction) Trial.
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PMID:  23257370     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate whether thrombectomy during primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI) in patients with high thrombus burden improves myocardial reperfusion and reduces infarct size.
BACKGROUND: Thrombectomy aims at reducing distal thrombotic embolization during pPCI, improving myocardial reperfusion and clinical outcome.
METHODS: We randomized 208 patients with high thrombus burden in a 1:1 ratio to either pPCI with thrombectomy (Group T) or standard pPCI (Group S). Thrombectomy was performed with either rheolytic or manual aspiration catheters. Three-month magnetic resonance imaging was performed to assess infarct size and transmurality and microvascular obstruction (MVO). The primary endpoints were ST-segment elevation resolution (STR) >70% at 60 min and 3-month infarct size.
RESULTS: The baseline profile was similar between groups, except for a higher rate of initial Thrombolysis In Myocardial Infarction flow grade 3 in Group S (p = 0.002). Group T showed a significantly higher rate of STR (57.4% vs. 37.3%; p = 0.004) and of final myocardial blush 3 (68.3% vs. 52.9%; p = 0.03). Group T and Group S did not differ with regard to infarct size (20.4 ± 10.5% vs. 19.3 ± 10.6%; p = 0.54) and transmurality (11.9 ± 12.0% vs. 11.6 ± 12.7%; p = 0.92), but Group T showed significantly less MVO (11.4% vs. 26.7%; p = 0.02) and a higher prevalence of inhomogeneous scar (p < 0.0001). One-year freedom from major adverse cardiac events was similar between groups.
CONCLUSIONS: Thrombectomy as an adjunct to pPCI in patients with high thrombus load yielded better post-procedural STR and reduced MVO at 3 months but was not associated with a reduction in infarct size and transmurality. Thromboaspiration in Patients With High Thrombotic Burden Undergoing Primary Percutaneous (Coronary Intervention; NCT01472718).
Marco De Carlo; Giovanni D Aquaro; Cataldo Palmieri; Elena Guerra; Leonardo Misuraca; Cristina Giannini; Massimo Lombardi; Sergio Berti; A Sonia Petronio
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  JACC. Cardiovascular interventions     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1876-7605     ISO Abbreviation:  JACC Cardiovasc Interv     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101467004     Medline TA:  JACC Cardiovasc Interv     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1223-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 American College of Cardiology Foundation. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Department, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Pisana, Pisa, Italy. Electronic address:
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