Title

Aspiration Thrombectomy for Acute ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction: Literature Review

Division

North Florida

Hospital

Ocala

Document Type

Manuscript

Publication Date

3-19-2020

Keywords

thrombectomy, catheters, cardiac catheters

Disciplines

Cardiology | Cardiovascular Diseases | Emergency Medicine | Surgical Procedures, Operative

Abstract

Over the years, aspiration thrombectomy for management of acute coronary syndrome was the center of discussion however due to multiple randomized control trials which did not provide sufficient evidence supporting use of this approach, this method is not routinely used. The benefit of this approach remains unknown, however, it is important to acknowledge the evolution of aspiration catheters and their potential in minimizing complications which were previously the set back of this approach. We provide a comprehensive review of the previous trials and how those catheters have since evolved significantly.

Publisher or Conference

Current Problems in Cardiology

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