When is thrombus aspiration performed in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)?

Updated: Nov 27, 2019
  • Author: George A Stouffer, III, MD; Chief Editor: Karlheinz Peter, MD, PhD  more...
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Other devices used for PCI include the following:

  • Thrombus aspiration is no longer recommended as a routine practice in patients undergoing primary PCI; two large randomized trials showed no reduction in the rate of death from any cause or the composite of death from any cause, rehospitalization for myocardial infarction, or stent thrombosis [2]

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