Coronary interventions

Forward and back aspiration during ST-elevation myocardial infarction: a feasibility study

EuroIntervention 2016;11:e1639-e1648 published online e-edition April 2016. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV11I14A315

Vasim Farooq
Vasim Farooq1*, MBChB, MRCP, PhD; Patrick W. Serruys2, MD, PhD; Ahmad H.S. Mustafa1, MB, BCh, FRACP; Mamas A. Mamas3, MA, DPhil, BM BCh, MRCP; Nadim Malik1, MBBS, MA, MD, FRCP, FESC; Hafez A. Alhous1, MD, MRCP, PhD; Magdi El-Omar1, BSc, MBBS, MRCP, MD; Cara Hendry1, MB ChB, MRCP, MD; Durgesh N. Rana4, MBBS, MD, FRCPath, Dip RCPath (Cytology); David Shelton4, BChB, FRCPath; Paul K. Wright4, PhD, MRCSEd, FRCPath; Nadira Narine4, MSc; Bernard Clarke1, MD, BSc, MBChB, MD, FRCP, FESC, FACC; Bernard Keavney1, BSc, BM BCh, DM, FRCP; Farzin Fath-Ordoubadi1
1. Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, Manchester Academic Health Sciences Centre, University of Manchester and Manchester Heart Centre, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust, Manchester, United Kingdom; 2. Erasmu

Aims: The inability to optimise stent expansion fully whilst simultaneously preventing distal embolisation during ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) remains a clinical conundrum.

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