1. Malapposition: is it a major cause of stent thrombosis?

    Malapposition: is it a major cause of stent thrombosis?

    Stent thrombosis (ST) is a devastating complication associated with a high morbidity and mortality in patients who have undergone percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for coronary heart disease (CHD). In-hospital mortalities of patients suffering from ST have been reported to be as high as 7.9% for acute ST (AST; occurring <24 h after PCI) and subacute ST (SAST; occurring within 30 days after PCI), 3.8% for late ST (LST; occurring within the first year after PCI), and 3.6% for very late ST (VLST; occurring 1 year after PCI). 1 Recently, longer duration (30 months) of dual antiplatelet therapy ...

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