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Acute myocardial infarction late following stent implantation: Incidence, mechanisms and clinical presentation.
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PMID:  21295357     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) can occur late following stent implantation with an incidence up to >6% at 3-4years, with no difference between DES and BMS. AMI can originate either from the stented site or from disease progression at nonstented sites. Restenosis, against previous thoughts, can lead to AMI. Stent thrombosis occurs with similar overall frequency following DES and BMS implantations, although a higher very late stent thrombosis with DES has been observed. Dissimilar mechanisms between BMS and DES thrombosis are very likely, with impaired neointimal healing being the rule for DES but the exemption for BMS. The use of invasive imaging techniques is useful in elucidating the involved mechanism. Disease progression is a particularly important cause of AMI late post stenting. The angiographic study depicted stent failure and disease progression equally implicated in the AMI late post stenting. When the AMI underlying mechanism is stent thrombosis, it usually occurs earlier and more frequently presented as STEMI compared to the other causes of AMI. The AMI caused by restenosis is more often presented as nonSTEMI, while disease progression leads to AMI later than the other causes. Further research should address equally not only the stent related inadequacies but also disease progression as causes of the future AMI. Angiographic follow-up and intracoronary imaging seem the most appropriate methods to define the exact pathophysiologic mechanism responsible for the AMI post stenting.
Dimitrios Alexopoulos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-2-2
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cardiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1874-1754     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-2-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200291     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
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