Unplanned surgery after drug eluting stent implantation: A strategy for safe temporary withdrawal of dual oral antiplatelet therapy

Maurizio DUrbano, Fabio Barlocco, Arnaldo Poli, Raffaela Fetiveau, Pietro Vandoni, Stefano Savonitto, Stefano De Servi

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Abstract

We describe four cases of patients with multiple coronary drug eluting stent implantation who underwent major surgery (cardiac and noncardiac) early after stent implantation and needed premature interruption of dual antiplatelet therapy. The transitory withdrawal of oral antiplatelet therapy was accomplished without complications with the use of an IIb/IIIa glycoprotein inhibitor (Tirofiban).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)737-741
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Cardiovascular Medicine
Volume9
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2008

Keywords

  • Drug eluting stent
  • Late thrombosis
  • Noncardiac surgery
  • Platelet aggregation inhibitors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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