Subacute stent thrombosis occurring more than one month after implantation for acute myocardial infarction. Description of two cases successfully treated with angioplasty and further stenting

Luigi La Vecchia, Francesco Bedogni, Mario Vincenzi

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Abstract

Two patients are described with anterior acute myocardial infarction who had a successful recanalization of a totally occluded left anterior descending coronary artery by means of primary angioplasty and stenting. Reinfarction occurred more than 1 month after implantation. At angiography, a totally occluded left anterior descending coronary artery at the site of stenting was observed and was effectively reopened with angioplasty and stenting in both cases. This report aims to emphasize that acute myocardial infarction still represents a major risk factor for subacute stent thrombosis and that this potentially catastrophic event may occur late after implantation. Potential implications for revascularization strategies and medical treatment are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)305-308
Number of pages4
JournalCardiology
Volume90
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998

Keywords

  • Acute myocardial infarction
  • Primary angioplasty
  • Stent implantation
  • Thrombosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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