Infarct-related artery filled with thrombus cleared completely after tirofiban therapy


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Bulur S., Ozhan H., Turker Y., Bulur Ş.

POSTEPY W KARDIOLOGII INTERWENCYJNEJ, vol.8, no.1, pp.75-77, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.5114/pwki.2012.28074
  • Title of Journal : POSTEPY W KARDIOLOGII INTERWENCYJNEJ
  • Page Numbers: pp.75-77
  • Keywords: acute coronary syndrome, glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitor, MYOCARDIAL-INFARCTION

Abstract

The treatment of acute coronary syndrome patients with high thrombus burden is difficult. Percutaneous coronary interventions increase the frequency of distal embolization in these patients. Glycoprotein Ilb/IIla inhibitors are effective anti-platelet agents and they can be very helpful in such cases. Herein, we present the impact of tirofiban infusion on an infarct-related artery with high thrombotic burden. The thrombus cleared completely without coronary angioplasty.