Coronary thrombosis during acute myocardial infarction: Roberts was right!

Am J Cardiol. 1998 Oct 1;82(7):896-7. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9149(98)00499-8.


Pathologic studies have varied with clinical belief regarding the role of acute thrombotic occlusion as the inciting event during myocardial infarction. Aspiration thrombectomy, by employing a new catheter, has been performed during myocardial infarction and confirms the pathologic findings that intracoronary thrombus is absent in a substantial number of patients with acute myocardial infarction.

Publication types

  • Comment
  • Editorial

MeSH terms

  • Coronary Thrombosis / complications*
  • Humans
  • Myocardial Infarction / etiology*
  • Myocardial Reperfusion