Protamine usage following implantation of drug-eluting stents: A word of caution

John Cosgrave, Asif Qasim, Azeem Latib, Tiziana C. Aranzulla, Antonio Colombo

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The treatment of hemorrhagic complications of percutaneous interventions with protamine is an accepted practice. Concerns exist about the increased thrombo-genicity of drugeluting stents. We report two cases of acute stent thrombosis following drug-eluting stent implantation related to Protamine administration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)913-914
Number of pages2
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2008



  • Drug eluting stents
  • Heparin
  • Protamine
  • Stent thrombosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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