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A giant thrombus aspirated from a coronary artery
  1. T Miyamoto,
  2. T Sasaki,
  3. A Niwa
  1. miyamoto{at}

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A 72 year old woman was admitted to the emergency department with persistent chest pain. The ECG showed ST segment elevations in the inferior leads. She was diagnosed with acute myocardial infarction. Primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) was performed. At first balloon angioplasty was applied. Coronary artery angiography revealed tandem defects in the right coronary artery after the procedure. We considered that the defect indicated a thrombus and attempted …

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