Guideline Update Boosts Nonculprit PCI, Knocks Down Aspiration Thrombectomy
As anticipated by interventional cardiologists based on the results of recent trials, a focused guideline update has introduced new recommendations for STEMI patients undergoing primary PCI, with an upgrade for nonculprit vs culprit-only PCI and a downgrade for aspiration thrombectomy. Prior versions of guidelines from the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association and Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions have considered multivessel PCI to be potentially harmful in stable patients and deemed aspiration thrombectomy as reasonable.
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