Cardiovascular Intervention and Therapeutics

, Volume 29, Issue 4, pp 339–343

Lone aspiration thrombectomy without stenting for a patient with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction associated with coronary ectasia

  • Tetsuro Yokokawa
  • Yuichi Ujiie
  • Hironori Kaneko
  • Yoshitane Seino
  • Mikihiro Kijima
  • Yasuchika Takeishi
Case Report


A 57-year-old male with a previous history of inferior myocardial infarction suffered from chest pain and diagnosed as ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Coronary angiography revealed a thrombus with delayed filling in the distal right coronary artery. After an aspiration thrombectomy, TIMI 3 flow was restored successfully. An intracoronary ultrasound imaging revealed coronary ectasia. Stenting and ballooning were deferred. A successful lone aspiration thrombectomy was performed for a patient with STEMI associated with coronary ectasia.


Aspiration thrombectomy ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction Coronary ectasia 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tetsuro Yokokawa
    • 1
  • Yuichi Ujiie
    • 1
  • Hironori Kaneko
    • 1
  • Yoshitane Seino
    • 1
  • Mikihiro Kijima
    • 1
  • Yasuchika Takeishi
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of CardiologyHoshi General HospitalKoriyamaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Cardiology and HematologyFukushima Medical UniversityFukushimaJapan

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