Late acute thrombosis after paclitaxel eluting stent implantation

F. Liistro, A. Colombo

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Late (more than six months) total occlusion after coronary stenting is a progressive phenomenon occurring in approximately 4% of patients, leading to acute myocardial infarction in less than 0.5%. The process must be related to severe and progressive intimal hyperplasia. In patients receiving coronary stenting with simultaneous brachytherapy, late total occlusion has been reported at a higher rate and to be related to stent thrombosis rather than intimal hyperplasia. Late total occlusion presenting with an acute clinical event seven months after the implantation of a paclitaxel drug eluting stent is reported. The occlusion developed soon after the interruption of ticlopidine treatment, suggesting that the event had a thrombotic genesis and that the risk is not confined to the first six month period.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)262-264
Number of pages3
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2001


  • Late thrombosis
  • Paclitaxel eluting stent

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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