Letter by Jurado-Román 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 have carefully read the article by Jolly et al.1 We congratulate the authors for the effort of pooling individual data from the most important trials regarding thrombus aspiration (TA). It confirms that routine TA should not be performed in this context. However, we would like to make some considerations.
We agree that after the TAPAS trial (Thrombus Aspiration During Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention),2 TA became part of routine practice, and was probably overused. However, results of the TASTE (Thrombus Aspiration During ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction)3 and TOTAL (Randomized Trial of Primary PCI With or Without Routine Manual Thrombectomy)4 trials, which drive the bulk of the overall effect …