A newly formed and ruptured atheromatous plaque within neointima after drug-eluting stent implantation: 2-year follow-up intravascular ultrasound and optical coherence tomography studies

Chang Myung Oh, Jeonggeun Moon, Hee Tae Yu, Ji Yong Jang, Jung Sun Kim, Young Guk Ko, Donghoon Choi, Yangsoo Jang, Myeong Ki Hong

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Abstract

Late stent thrombosis (LST) which is a life threatening complication has emerged as a serious problem of drug-eluting stents (DES). Several studies have suggested that incomplete neointimal coverage of stent struts contributes to LST. Progressive atherosclerosis within the neointima is an another possible cause of LST, but this phenomenon has seldom been reported in DES. We present a case of LST following DES implantation after a period of 28 months due to ruptured atheromatous plaque, despite complete neointimal coverage of stent struts proven by optical coherence tomography.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1028-1030
Number of pages3
JournalYonsei medical journal
Volume52
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Nov 1

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  • Medicine(all)

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