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Beware of the embolus
  1. Timothy J Glenie1,
  2. James Stewart2
  1. 1Greenlane Cardiology, Auckland City Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
  2. 2Green Lane Cardiovascular Service, Auckland City Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
  1. Correspondence to Dr Timothy J Glenie, Greenlane Cardiology, Auckland City Hospital, 15 Ngapuhi Road, Auckland 1051, New Zealand; tglenie{at}

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To the Editor We read with great interest the article titled ‘Contemporary clot busting in ST-elevation myocardial infarction: beware of the embolus’.1 Since the publication of the TAPAS trial2 in 2008 thrombus aspiration has become a useful part of the paradigm for treatment of ST elevation myocardial infarction. As demonstrated in the report by Rawlins et al great care needs to be taken during the use of any aspiration catheter. By its very nature this …

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  • Contributors TJG and JS contributed equally to the planning and production of the correspondence to the journal and take equal responsibility for the paper.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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