Although predictors of acute intraprocedural stent thrombosis (IPST) in the drug-eluting stent era have been proposed, external validation is lacking. We thus analyzed the occurrence of IPST in the RECIPE study and found that, among 1,320 patients who underwent drug-eluting stent implantation, IPST occurred in 6 (0.5%), with in-hospital major adverse events in 4 (67%). IPST was predicted by number and total length of implanted stents, baseline minimal lumen diameter, and, in a pooled analysis that incorporated values from the present study and a previous study, use of elective glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors. Such results may provide useful information to guide prevention of this complication.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine