The use of intra-coronary optical coherence tomography for the assessment of sirolimus-eluting stent fracture

Peter Barlis, Georgios Sianos, Giuseppe Ferrante, Francesca Del Furia, Savio D'Souza, Carlo Di Mario

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Abstract

Drug-eluting stents (DES) have made a tremendous impact on the practice of percutaneous coronary intervention. Recently however, long-term DES failures have become a focal point, particularly with restenosis and thrombosis. An uncommon, yet important cause of DES failure is stent fracture. Of the two established first generation DES, the sirolimus-eluting stent (SES) has been particularly linked to cases of stent fracture, likely as a result of its closed cell design compared with other DES employing an open cell system. We present 2 cases of SES fracture confirmed using high-resolution intravascular optical coherence tomography giving unique insights into the in-vivo appearance of this complication.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Volume136
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 24 2009

Keywords

  • Angioplasty
  • Optical coherence tomography
  • Sirolimus-eluting stent
  • Stent fracture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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