1. "Intracoronary Whirling Current Phenomenon" and Thrombus Formation After Sirolimus-Eluting Stent Implantation Visualized by Optical Coherence Tomography

    We present a case of imaged "intracoronary whirling current phenomenon." A 60-year-old Japanese man was treated with 2 sirolimus-eluting stents (SES; 3.0x18 and 3.5x33 mm) in the right coronary artery (RCA) for chronic total occlusion in October 2007. After percutaneous coronary intervention, he was taking 200 mg of aspirin and 200 mg of ticlopidine. However, he had recurrent transient ischemic chest pain beginning at 7 months. A second coronary angiography at 8 months after SES implantation showed reocclusion at a site just proximal to the SES. A repeat percutaneous coronary intervention was performed for RCA chronic total occlusion ...

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