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).
- Drug eluting stent
- Late thrombosis
- Noncardiac surgery
- Platelet aggregation inhibitors
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine