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Table 3 Angiographic, IMR and Echocardiography Results

From: Effect of thrombus aspiration on microcirculatory resistance and ventricular function in patients with high thrombus burden

VariableThrombus AspirationPOR (95%CI)
Yes (n = 33)No (n = 12)
TIMI post PPCI
 TIMI 0–221 (63.6)3 (25)0.0415.2 (1.2–23.2)
 TIMI 312 (36.4)9 (75)  
 Distal emboli2 (6)0 (0)1.0001.4 (1.1–1.7)
Blush score
 (0–2)13 (39.3)3 (25)0.4911.9 (0.4–8.6)
  (3)20 (60.7)9 (75)  
IMR (U)51.9 ± 41.547.1 ± 35.60.723 
GLS improvement26 (78.8)9 (75)1.0001.2 (0.3–5.8)
GLS follow up
 GLS 0 months−11.5 ± 4.8−12.5 ± 3.30.493 
 GLS 3 months−13.6 ± 3.9−12.9 ± 4.20.625 
 GLS 6 months−13.0 ± 3.4−12.8 ± 4.60.912 
  1. Continuous variables are shown in Mean ± Standard Deviation
  2. GLS Global Longitudinal Strain, IMR Index of Microcirculatory Resistance, PPCI Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, TIMI Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction