A case of very late thrombosis of bare metal stent successfully treated with Excimer Laser Coronary Angioplasty

Claudio Larosa, Annalisa Ricco, Nicola Cosentino, Marcello Marino, Rocco Mongiardo, Giampaolo Niccoli

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Abstract

Late thrombosis occurring after bare metal stent (BMS) implantation is a rare complication. However, it is often associated with poor outcome. Mechanisms underlying BMS thrombosis may differ from those underlying drug eluting stent thrombosis. In particular, severe instent restenosis may trigger thrombus formation. This case report describes a very late thrombosis of BMS occurring on an in-stent restenosis. After failure of manual thrombectomy, the case was successfully faced by Excimer Laser Coronary Angioplasty (ELCA). Cases like this may be successfully treated by devices like ELCA combining debulking and thrombus removal capabilities.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Volume145
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 19 2010

Keywords

  • Bare metal stent
  • Excimer Laser Coronary Angioplasty
  • Thrombosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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