Summary: Patients with ST elevation MI were randomized to thrombus aspiration versus conventional percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). The primary endpoint of postprocedure myocardial blush grade 0 or 1 was reduced with thrombus aspiration. Reduced mortality at 30 days and 1 year was seen with thrombus aspiration.

Original Publication:

N Engl J Med. 2008 Feb 7;358(6):557-67.

Lancet. 2008 Jun 7;371(9628):1915-20.

Eponym: Thrombus Aspiration during Percutaneous coronary intervention in Acute myocardial infarction Study