We investigated the efficacy of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in coronary thrombotic lesions according to the timing of the procedure. Eighty-two patients who underwent immediate PCI (IPCI) were compared to 24 patients who underwent PCI 4.9 ± 3 days after the diagnostic catheterization [delayed PCI (DPCI)]. DPCI was associated with a lower rate of thrombus-related angiographic events (4% versus 27%; p < 0.03), including coronary embolism (0% versus 7%; p = NS), no-reflow phenomenon (0% versus 8%; p = NS), acute closure (0% versus 10%; p = NS), stent thrombosis (4% versus 1%; p = NS) and residual thrombus (0% versus 17%; p = 0.03). No differences were seen in the hospital clinical outcome, including non-fatal myocardial infarction (4% versus 9%; p = NS), death (4% versus 0%; p = NS) or major bleeding (4% versus 3%). Delayed PCI after pharmacological treatment is a safe and efficient strategy of treatment for coronary thrombus.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Invasive Cardiology|
|State||Published - Feb 2004|
- Coronary thrombus
- Percutaneous coronary angioplasty