Effect of thrombus aspiration on postprocedural outcomes in elderly patients with acute ST-elevation myocardial nfarction

Emre E., URAL E., KAHRAMAN G., Bildirici U., KILIÇ T., Bozyel S., ...More

GERIATRICS & GERONTOLOGY INTERNATIONAL, vol.16, no.6, pp.722-728, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/ggi.12545
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.722-728
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


AimThe effects of thrombus aspiration (TA) during primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) have been evaluated in several studies. The aim of the present study was to evaluate postprocedural outcomes in elderly STEMI patients who have a tendency for vasoconstruction and decreased coronary flow reserve.