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Successful thrombus extraction with the Rescue thrombus management system during acute percutaneous coronary intervention improves flow but does not necessarily restore optimal myocardial tissue perfusion.
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PMID:  16652368     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We determined the effectiveness of the Rescue device in restoring flow and achieving optimal tissue perfusion during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in thrombus-laden coronary arteries. METHODS: A total of 30 patients with an acute coronary syndrome underwent PCI using the Rescue device. RESULTS: The mean age was 65.5 +/- 9.8 years. Although the Rescue device could not be passed across the lesion in 6 (20%) cases, debris was aspirated in 26 (87%). The uncorrected TIMI frame count improved following the use of the Rescue device and improved further at the completion of PCI (92.2 +/- 23.9 pre-PCI vs. 38.7 +/- 31.3 post-Rescue vs. 21.96 +/- 24 post-PCI, P < 0.0001). The thrombus score improved from 4 +/- 0 to 2.2 +/- 1.29 to 0.86 +/- 1.4 (P < 0.0001). TIMI flow grade (TFG) 3 was restored in 60% of cases following the Rescue device and in 87% after PCI. Myocardial blush grade 3 occurred in only 13% of patients following the Rescue device and 37% of patients after PCI. CONCLUSION: These data suggest that the Rescue device can aspirate considerable amounts of debris in the majority of patients and significantly improves the angiographic epicardial coronary blood flow. How effective such a device is in improving tissue perfusion and, thereby, clinical outcomes for patients remains to be seen.
Kunadian Vijayalakshmi; Babu Kunadian; Robert A Wright; Andrew G C Sutton; James A Hall; Mark A de Belder
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions     Volume:  67     ISSN:  1522-1946     ISO Abbreviation:  Catheter Cardiovasc Interv     Publication Date:  2006 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-05-30     Completed Date:  2006-11-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100884139     Medline TA:  Catheter Cardiovasc Interv     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  879-86     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2006 Wiley-Liss., Inc.
Department of Cardiology, the James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Transluminal, Percutaneous Coronary*
Atherectomy, Coronary* / methods
Coronary Angiography
Coronary Circulation*
Coronary Thrombosis / physiopathology,  radiography,  therapy*
Embolism / prevention & control
Myocardial Infarction / physiopathology,  radiography,  therapy*
Myocardial Reperfusion*
Treatment Outcome
Vascular Patency

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