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Comparison of short-term clinical outcomes of proximal versus nonproximal lesion location in patients treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention for ST-elevation myocardial infarction: The PROXIMITI study

Samer Noaman, Cheng Yee Goh, Sara Vogrin, Angela L Brennan, Nick Andrianopoulos, Diem T Dinh, Jeffrey Lefkovits, Christopher M Reid, Antony Walton, Omar Al-Mukhtar, Sinjini Biswas, Dion Stub, Stephen J Duffy, Nicholas Cox, William Chan

Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions | WILEY | Published : 2019


OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to investigate the association of proximal and nonproximal location of culprit coronary lesions with clinical outcomes of patients presenting with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) treated by primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). BACKGROUND: Proximal culprit lesion location in patients presenting with STEMI is associated with increased mortality when compared to distal culprit lesions in the thrombolytic era. The impact of lesion location on clinical outcomes in the era of PCI remains unclear. METHODS: We analyzed 3,283 patients with STEMI who enrolled in the Victorian Cardiac Outcomes Registry. We compared outcomes in those wi..

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