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Ajuvent Interventional techniques for the treatment of Intra-coronary thrombus
  1. John Rawlins,
  2. Nimit Shah,
  3. Peter O'Kane
  1. Cardiac Intervention Unit, Dorset Heart Centre, Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Bournemouth, Dorset, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Peter O'Kane, Cardiac Intervention Unit, Dorset Heart Centre, Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Castle Lane East, Bournemouth, Dorset BH7 7DW, UK; peter.o'kane{at}

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The Authors’ reply We thank Glenie et al for their correspondence.1 We agree with the points raised and reiterate the importance of recognising obstruction of a catheter by proximal thrombus.

Massive intracoronary thrombus is a rare occurrence during PCI and is often associated with significant major adverse clinical events. Managing this condition will often demand a more sophisticated device other than a simple aspiration catheter. There …

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  • Contributors All authors have been equally involved in the preparation and submission of this manuscript.

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