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Treatment of myocardial infarction (blood clot in the arteries of the heart) has improved after introduction of 24/7 balloon angioplasty to open the blocked artery. However, the clot itself is not routinely removed but recent data in smaller trials indicate that this might improve recovery and prognosis. In this multicenter study of 5000 patients referred to Scandinavian hospitals for myocardial infarction the investigators test the hypothesis that patients randomized to treatment with thrombus aspiration (removing the blood clot by manual suction) before conventional angioplasty will have a reduced risk of death, fewer rehospitalisations, fewer new myocardial infarctions, reduced risk of heart failure, better coronary artery flow after angioplasty and greater reduction of infarct size compared to patients randomized to conventional angioplasty alone.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment
Acute Myocardial Infarction
Örebro University Hospital
Not yet recruiting
University Hospital Orebro
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:14:58-0400
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MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION in which the anterior wall of the heart is involved. Anterior wall myocardial infarction is often caused by occlusion of the left anterior descending coronary artery. It can be categorized as anteroseptal or anterolateral wall myocardial infarction.
A myocardial infarction that does not produce elevations in the ST segments of the ELECTROCARDIOGRAM. ST segment elevation of the ECG is often used in determining the treatment protocol (see also ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction).
A clinical syndrome defined by MYOCARDIAL ISCHEMIA symptoms; persistent elevation in the ST segments of the ELECTROCARDIOGRAM; and release of BIOMARKERS of myocardial NECROSIS (e.g., elevated TROPONIN levels). ST segment elevation in the ECG is often used in determining the treatment protocol (see also NON-ST ELEVATION MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION).
An episode of MYOCARDIAL ISCHEMIA that generally lasts longer than a transient anginal episode but that does not usually result in MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION.
A disorder of cardiac function caused by insufficient blood flow to the muscle tissue of the heart. The decreased blood flow may be due to narrowing of the coronary arteries (CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE), to obstruction by a thrombus (CORONARY THROMBOSIS), or less commonly, to diffuse narrowing of arterioles and other small vessels within the heart. Severe interruption of the blood supply to the myocardial tissue may result in necrosis of cardiac muscle (MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION).
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