Aspiration Thrombectomy for Acute ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction: Literature Review
Ocala Regional Medical Center
thrombectomy, catheters, cardiac catheters
Cardiology | Cardiovascular Diseases | Emergency Medicine | Surgical Procedures, Operative
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
Hasan SM, Faluk M, Patel JD, et al. Aspiration Thrombectomy for Acute ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction: Literature Review. Current Problems in Cardiology. 2020:100580. doi:10.1016/j.cpcardiol.2020.100580.