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Vol 67, No 3 (2009)
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Published online: 2009-03-24
Submitted: 2012-12-28
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Case reports
Late thrombosis in paclitaxel-eluting stent after discontinuation of clopidogrel medication – a case report with 2-year follow-up

Beata Wożakowska-Kapłon, Maciej Młodnicki, Wojciech Gutkowski
Kardiol Pol 2009;67(3):299-303.

open access

Vol 67, No 3 (2009)
Other
Published online: 2009-03-24
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

Stent thrombosis after drug eluting stent implantation has been reported to occur a few hours to over dozen months after the procedure and usually within the 4 weeks after discontinuation of antiplatelet medication. We present a case of a very late stent thrombosis which occurred 12 months after paclitaxel eluting stent implantation and four days after clopidogrel discontinuation despide aspirin continuation, and resulted in acute myocardial infarction. The patient was successfully treated with coronary angioplasty and was advised to use clopidogrel indefinitely. This case underlines the possible need for long term antiplatelet medication among patients receiving paclitaxel eluting stents.

Abstract

Stent thrombosis after drug eluting stent implantation has been reported to occur a few hours to over dozen months after the procedure and usually within the 4 weeks after discontinuation of antiplatelet medication. We present a case of a very late stent thrombosis which occurred 12 months after paclitaxel eluting stent implantation and four days after clopidogrel discontinuation despide aspirin continuation, and resulted in acute myocardial infarction. The patient was successfully treated with coronary angioplasty and was advised to use clopidogrel indefinitely. This case underlines the possible need for long term antiplatelet medication among patients receiving paclitaxel eluting stents.
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Keywords

paclitaxel-eluting stent; late stent thrombosis

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Title

Case reports
Late thrombosis in paclitaxel-eluting stent after discontinuation of clopidogrel medication – a case report with 2-year follow-up

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 67, No 3 (2009)

Pages

299-303

Published online

2009-03-24

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2009;67(3):299-303.

Keywords

paclitaxel-eluting stent
late stent thrombosis

Authors

Beata Wożakowska-Kapłon
Maciej Młodnicki
Wojciech Gutkowski

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