Dr. Ron Waksman from MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC, agreed. He told Reuters Health by email, “Aspiration still may have a value in certain conditions, which is hard to include in an all-comers study. But it should not be used routinely either in STEMI or NSTEMI patients.”
He added that this study “was underpowered to detect differences.”
Terumo Europe, Leuven, Belgium, Alliance of Daiichi Sankyo Germany GmbH, Munich, and Lilly Germany GmbH, Bad Homburg funded this research. The authors reported no disclosures.