Table 1

Key features of the three trials entered in the study

TrialDesignType of TA deviceTiming of randomisationAngiographic inclusion criteriaExclusion criteriaNumber of patientsStenting rate (%)
REMEDIA15Single centreDiver CEBefore coronary angiographyNoneIschaemic time >12 h4950100
Noel et al17Single centreExportAfter coronary angiographyBaseline TIMI flow <3Ischaemic time >12 h2624100
PIHRATE16MulticentreDiver CEAfter coronary angiographyBaseline TIMI flow 0–1Ischaemic time >6 h ST elevation >3 mm in one lead9610098
  • SP, standard PCI; TA, thrombus aspiration; MI.