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  • 1 Department of Interventional Cardiology, Heart Institute, University of Pécs, Pécs, Hungary
  • | 2 Department of Cardiology, Kaposi Mór County Hospital, Kaposvár, Hungary
  • | 3 Department of Interventional Cardiology, Heart Institute, University of Pécs, Ifjúság u. 13, H-7624, Pécs, Hungary
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Abstract

Coronary thrombosis and secondary embolization remain two of the major challenges of intervention in myocardial infarction. Pharmacological dissolution as well as instruments to evacuate the thrombotic mass with or without distal protection have been applied in the acute interventions with variable degrees of success. With time, cross-linking of the fibrin strands results in a resilient, partially organizing coagulate that is more or less attached to the wall of the artery. The currently used devices designed to cope with recently formed thrombus may fail to disrupt these flexible structures, and pharmacological dissolution is also usually ineffective. Here, we report a case with a subacute occlusion; after failure of thrombus extraction, mechanical comminution of a clot with cutting balloons was successfully performed.

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2019  
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H-index
11
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Journal Rank
0,220
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Quartile Score
Medicine (miscellaneous) Q3
Scopus
Cite Score
155/133=1,2
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Cite Score Rank
General Medicine 199/529 (Q2)
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SNIP
0,343
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Cites
206
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23

 

Interventional Medicine and Applied Science
Language English
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Foundation
2009
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changed title
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Founder Akadémiai Kiadó
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H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
Publisher Akadémiai Kiadó
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Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
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Publisher
Chief Executive Officer, Akadémiai Kiadó
ISSN 2061-1617 (Print)
ISSN 2061-5094 (Online)

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