Very late multivessel thrombosis of bare metal stents with concomitant patent drug-eluting stents after withdrawal of aspirin

Marco L. Rossi, Dennis Zavalloni, Gabriele L. Gasparini, Patrizia Presbitero

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Abstract

Very late stent thrombosis occurs in both drug eluting stent and bare metal stent. Withdrawal of antiplatelet therapy appears to be a potent correlate of late stent thrombosis that leads in majority of cases to acute myocardial infarction or death. A case is reported of very late bare metal stents thrombosis (33 months) in two different vessels after aspirin discontinuation because of a prostatectomy in patient treated simultaneously with bare metal stents and paclitaxel eluting stents, found patent. In conclusion, this case raise the question on the possible need to continue the antiplatelet therapy performing invasive or surgical procedures also in all patients treated with long-standing coronary bare metal stent.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Volume131
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 17 2008

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Keywords

  • Angioplasty
  • Aspirin
  • Stents
  • Very late stent thrombosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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