n Cardiovascular Journal of Africa - Bare-metal stent thrombosis two decades after stenting : case report
|Article Title||Bare-metal stent thrombosis two decades after stenting : case report|
|© Publisher:||Clinics Cardive Publishing|
|Journal||Cardiovascular Journal of Africa|
|Affiliations||1 Ankara University School of Medicine, Turkey, 2 Ankara University School of Medicine, Turkey and 3 Ankara University School of Medicine, Turkey|
|Publication Date||Jul 2015|
|Pages||19 - 21|
|Keyword(s)||Acute coronary syndrome, Antiplatelet therapy, Bare-metal stent and Very late stent thrombosis|
Very late bare-metal stent (BMS) thrombosis is unusual in clinical practice. To the best of our knowledge, the latest that the thrombosis of a BMS has been reported is 14 years after implantation. Here, we describe a case of BMS thrombosis that occurred two decades after stenting. A 68-year-old male patient was admitted with acute anterior myocardial infarction. This patient had a history of BMS implantation in the left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) 20 years previously. Immediate coronary angiography demonstrated acute thrombotic occlusion of the stent in the LAD. With this case, we are recording the latest reported incidence of BMS thrombosis after implantation.
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