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Thrombus aspiration in a series of patients with stable or unstable angina pectoris and lesion-site thrombus formation

By J.A.J.M. Hermens, G.K. van Houwelingen, F.H.A.F. de Man, H.W. Louwerenburg and C. von Birgelen


Background. In acute myocardial infarction, thrombus aspiration prior to percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) is often beneficial, but this approach has never been studied in patients without acute myocardial infarction. The aim of this retrospective study is to shed light on that topic based on our initial experience with manual thrombus aspiration in patients with stable or unstable angina pectoris and angiographic evidence of lesion-site thrombus

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