Stent-related cardiac events after non-cardiac surgery: Drug-eluting stent vs. bare metal stent

Hack Lyoung Kim, Kyung Woo Park, Jae Jin Kwak, Yong Seok Kim, Jung Ju Sir, Sook Jin Lee, Hae Young Lee, Hyuk Jae Chang, Hyun Jae Kang, Young Seok Cho, Woo Young Chung, In Ho Chae, Dong Joo Choi, Hyo Soo Kim, Byung Hee Oh, Young Bae Park, Bon Kwon Koo

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For evaluation of post-operative stent associated cardiac events after drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation we analyzed data of 138 patients who underwent non-cardiac surgery after DES implantation and compared the data with those of 101 patients who underwent non-cardiac surgery after bare metal stent (BMS) implantation. Three patients (2.2%) in DES group developed post-operative cardiac events and none in BMS group (p = 0.2). One patient died due to suspected stent thrombosis and the other two had myocardial infarction due to angiographically proven stent thrombosis. The time interval between stent implantation and surgery in those with cardiac events was 6, 264, and 367 days, respectively. Our data shows that peri-operative stent-related thrombotic complications can occur long after DES implantation and careful peri-operative monitoring for cardiac events is needed in patients receiving non-cardiac surgery after DES implantation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)353-354
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jan 24

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Funding Information:
This study was supported by grant 0412-CR02-0704-0001 of the Korea Health 21 R&D Project, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Republic of Korea.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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