Letter by Karamasis et al Regarding Article, “Thrombus Aspiration in ST-Segment–Elevation Myocardial Infarction: An Individual Patient Meta-Analysis: Thrombectomy Trialists Collaboration”
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To the Editor:
We read with great interest the paper by Jolly et al1 on thrombus aspiration in ST elevation myocardial infarction. The authors performed an individual patient meta-analysis of the 3 larger randomized controlled trials in the field (ie, TAPAS [Thrombus Aspiration during Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Acute Myocardial Infarction Study], TASTE [Thrombus Aspiration in ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction in Scandinavia], and TOTAL [Thrombectomy with PCI versus PCI Alone in Patients with STEMI]) with a total number of 18 306 patients. There was no difference on clinical outcome (cardiovascular death, …