PRoximal Embolic Protection in Acute MI and Resolution of ST-Elevation - PREPARE


A number of studies have demonstrated the utility of adjunctive thrombectomy, especially of thrombus aspiration devices, over primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients presenting with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). The PREPARE trial was designed to study the safety and efficacy of the Proxis device (combined thrombus aspiration and proximal embolic protection device) compared with primary PCI alone in patients presenting with STEMI within 6 hours of symptom onset.