[Articles] Outcomes after thrombus aspiration for ST elevation myocardial infarction: 1-year follow-up of the prospective randomised TOTAL trial
January 19, 2016
- The Lancet 387, 10014 (2016)
Author: Sanjit S Jolly, John A Cairns, Salim Yusuf, Michael J Rokoss, Peggy Gao, Brandi Meeks, Sasko Kedev, Goran Stankovic, Raul Moreno, Anthony Gershlick, Saqib Chowdhary, Shahar Lavi, Kari Niemela, Ivo Bernat, Warren J Cantor, Asim N Cheema, Philippe Gabriel Steg, Robert C Welsh, Tej Sheth, Olivier F Bertrand, Alvaro Avezum, Ravinay Bhindi, Madhu K Natarajan, David Horak, Raymond C M Leung, Saleem Kassam, Sunil V Rao, Magdi El-Omar, Shamir R Mehta, James L Velianou, Samir Pancholy, Vladimír Džavík, TOTAL Investigators
Routine thrombus aspiration during PCI for STEMI did not reduce longer-term clinical outcomes and might be associated with an increase in stroke. As a result, thrombus aspiration can no longer be recommended as a routine strategy in STEMI.