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Editorial: Distal embolization during primary percutaneous coronary interventions [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2013; 41(6): 495-496 | DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2013.77150

Editorial: Distal embolization during primary percutaneous coronary interventions

Kadriye Orta Kılıçkesmez
Institute of Cardiology, Istanbul University, Istanbul

Primary percutaneous coronary intervention (p-PCI) significantly improves myocardial perfusion and survival after acute ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). However, during procedure angiographically detectable distal embolization may occur of patients with poor outcome. In this issue of Archives of the Turkish Society of Cardiology, Oduncu et al. presented predictors and long term prognostic significance of angiographically visible distal embolization during primary percutaneous coronary intervention.

Keywords: Distal embolization, Primary percutaneous coronary intervention, thrombus

How to cite this article
Kadriye Orta Kılıçkesmez. Editorial: Distal embolization during primary percutaneous coronary interventions. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2013; 41(6): 495-496

Corresponding Author: Kadriye Orta Kılıçkesmez, Türkiye
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