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Aspiration thrombectomy and primary percutaneous coronary intervention
  1. G De Luca1,
  2. H Suryapranata2,
  3. M Chiariello1
  1. 1Division of Cardiology, “Federico II” University, Naples, Italy
  2. 2Isala Klinieken, Hospital De Weezenlanden, Zwolle, The Netherlands
  1. Correspondence to:
    Giuseppe De Luca
    MD, PhD, Division of Cardiology, “Federico II” University, Naples, Italy; p.de_luca{at}


How beneficial is the adjunctive use of thrombectomy devices in STEMI patients undergoing primary angioplasty?

  • MBG, myocardial blush grade
  • PCI, percutaneous coronary intervention
  • STEMI, ST segment elevation myocardial infarction
  • TIMI, Thrombolysis In Myocardial Infarction
  • TVAC, thrombus vacuum aspiration catheter
  • primary angioplasty
  • myocardial infarction
  • distal embolization
  • thrombectomy device

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  • Published Online First 2 May April 2006