1. A Rare Mechanism of Very Late Bare Metal Stent Thrombosis—Role of Optical Coherence Imaging in Its Evaluation and Management

    A Rare Mechanism of Very Late Bare Metal Stent Thrombosis—Role of Optical Coherence Imaging in Its Evaluation and Management

    Very late stent thrombosis is an uncommon event following implantation with bare metal stents (BMS) in coronary arteries. Long term follow up studies have shown that a small number of BMS develop very late thrombosis following years of stability. Atherosclerotic transformation of neointimal tissue is increasingly being recognised as the cause of these adverse events. A 49 year-old male presented with acute inferior wall myocardial infarction resulting from thrombosis of the BMS implanted in his right coronary artery five years earlier. He was successfully thrombolysed and his coronary angiogram showed mild diffuse instent restenosis. The intravascular optical coherence tomography revealed ...

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