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Thrombotic occlusion of a drug-eluting stent - is IVUS mandatory.

Abstract:

Acute stent thrombosis is a rare but serious complication of stent implantation. Although anecdotal reports suggest that the use of drug-eluting stents (DES) may increase the risk of stent thrombosis, this has not been borne out in randomized, controlled trials. We report a case of acute stent thrombosis following implantation of a DES, with review of the literature. Despite the initial favorable procedural result, the patient developed stent thrombosis 7 days later; intravascular ultrasound ...

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Journal:
The Journal of invasive cardiology
Volume:
18
Issue:
9
Pages:
E238-E240
Publication date:
2006-09-05
EISSN:
1557-2501
ISSN:
1042-3931
URN:
uuid:a775a694-2b94-4068-81a0-19f37b681b89
Source identifiers:
236696
Local pid:
pubs:236696

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