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Published online: 2008-03-21
Submitted: 2012-12-28
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Case report
Late thrombosis after bare metal stent implantation in a patient with acute coronary syndrome

Michał Chyrchel, Łukasz Rzeszutko, Tomasz Rakowski, Bernadeta Chyrchel, Dariusz Dudek
Kardiol Pol 2008;66(3):316-319.

open access

Vol 66, No 3 (2008)
Other
Published online: 2008-03-21
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

We present a case of a 47-year-old man with ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), successfully treated with bare metal stent implantation. After 20 months the patient was readmitted with another episode of STEMI due to in-stent thrombosis following voluntary withdrawal of anti-platelet therapy. The implications of late stent thrombosis after bare metal stent implantation are discussed. We compare this phenomenon with thrombosis after implantation of drug-eluting stents. Various aspects and potential causes of late stent thrombosis are reviewed, especially the issues pertaining the use of anti-platelet therapy and duration of this therapy.

Abstract

We present a case of a 47-year-old man with ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), successfully treated with bare metal stent implantation. After 20 months the patient was readmitted with another episode of STEMI due to in-stent thrombosis following voluntary withdrawal of anti-platelet therapy. The implications of late stent thrombosis after bare metal stent implantation are discussed. We compare this phenomenon with thrombosis after implantation of drug-eluting stents. Various aspects and potential causes of late stent thrombosis are reviewed, especially the issues pertaining the use of anti-platelet therapy and duration of this therapy.
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Keywords

late stent thrombosis; acute coronary syndrome; bare metal stent

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Title

Case report
Late thrombosis after bare metal stent implantation in a patient with acute coronary syndrome

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 66, No 3 (2008)

Pages

316-319

Published online

2008-03-21

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2008;66(3):316-319.

Keywords

late stent thrombosis
acute coronary syndrome
bare metal stent

Authors

Michał Chyrchel
Łukasz Rzeszutko
Tomasz Rakowski
Bernadeta Chyrchel
Dariusz Dudek

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