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Aspiration Thrombectomy on the Decline as New Study Affirms No Benefit in STEMI

from TCTMD

The use of manual aspiration thrombectomy in primary percutaneous coronary intervention for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction has declined significantly since 2011, according to a new analysis of National Cardiovascular Data Registry CathPCI numbers. Following the publication of TASTE and TOTAL, the routine use of aspiration thrombectomy was downgraded to a class III recommendation in a 2015 focused update to PCI and STEMI guidelines from the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association and the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions. more

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