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Vol 70, No 6 (2012)
Invasive cardiology
Published online: 2012-06-20
Submitted: 2012-12-28
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Coronary artery aneurysm after implantation of an endothelial progenitor cell capturing stent

Marcin Rychter, Marek Radomski, Adam Sukiennik, Zbigniew Serafin, Marek Koziński, Jacek Kubica
Kardiol Pol 2012;70(6):641-644.

open access

Vol 70, No 6 (2012)
Invasive cardiology
Published online: 2012-06-20
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

The GenousTM stent coated with anti-CD34 antibodies has been designed to accelerate healing of the vessel by attracting circulating endothelial progenitor cells. Rapid restoration of a functional endothelial layer with a full coverage of the stent struts aims to minimise arterial injury after coronary stenting and to prevent thrombus formation and neointima proliferation. We report a case of a 56 year-old man who developed a coronary artery aneurysm after the implantation of a GenousTM stent due to an edge restenosis in sirolimus-eluting stent. We present diagnostics of our patient with the application of intravascular ultrasound and coronary computed tomography angiography, discuss his management, and hypothesise about the pathomechanism of aneurysm formation.

Abstract

The GenousTM stent coated with anti-CD34 antibodies has been designed to accelerate healing of the vessel by attracting circulating endothelial progenitor cells. Rapid restoration of a functional endothelial layer with a full coverage of the stent struts aims to minimise arterial injury after coronary stenting and to prevent thrombus formation and neointima proliferation. We report a case of a 56 year-old man who developed a coronary artery aneurysm after the implantation of a GenousTM stent due to an edge restenosis in sirolimus-eluting stent. We present diagnostics of our patient with the application of intravascular ultrasound and coronary computed tomography angiography, discuss his management, and hypothesise about the pathomechanism of aneurysm formation.
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Keywords

endothelial progenitor cell capturing stent; aneurysm; IVUS

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Title

Coronary artery aneurysm after implantation of an endothelial progenitor cell capturing stent

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 70, No 6 (2012)

Pages

641-644

Published online

2012-06-20

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2012;70(6):641-644.

Keywords

endothelial progenitor cell capturing stent
aneurysm
IVUS

Authors

Marcin Rychter
Marek Radomski
Adam Sukiennik
Zbigniew Serafin
Marek Koziński
Jacek Kubica

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