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Thrombus aspiration with microcatheter for distal embolization during primary angioplasty for acute myocardial infarction: technical notes.
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PMID:  23117320     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
We describe a new technique for removing distal emboli that became visible on angiography during percutaneous coronary intervention for acute myocardial infarction. Three patients presented with distal embolization as a filling defect with an abrupt cut-off in 1 of the peripheral coronary vessels of the infarct-related coronary artery. After a failed attempt to retrieve the thrombus with a conventional aspiration catheter, the thrombus was trapped at the tip of a microcatheter by aspiration and was successfully retrieved. This procedure can achieve prompt restoration of distal coronary flow.
Akihiko Takahashi; Shingo Sakamoto; Norimasa Taniguchi
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of invasive cardiology     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1557-2501     ISO Abbreviation:  J Invasive Cardiol     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8917477     Medline TA:  J Invasive Cardiol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  618-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Sakurakai Takahashi Hospital, 5-18-1, Oikecho, Suma-ku, Kobe, Hyogo 654- 0026, Japan.
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