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Optical coherence tomography appraisal of residual thrombus burden in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction undergoing intraprocedural versus post-stenting prolonged bivalirudin infusion. Rationale and design of the MATRIX (Minimizing Adverse Haemorrhagic Events by TRansradial Access Site and angioX) OCT substudy

EuroIntervention 2015;10:1311-1317 published online ahead of print February 2015. DOI: 10.4244/EIJY15M02_10

1. Misericordia Hospital, Grosseto, Italy; 2. Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria G.Martino, Messina, Italy; 3. Cardiology Department, IDIBAPS, University Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain; 4. Fatebenefratelli Hospital, Milan, Italy; 5. Cardiothoracic and V

Aims: Residual thrombus accumulation around stent struts has been observed after the end of primary PCI and may represent a risk factor for acute stent thrombosis

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