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Coronary artery stent fracture with aneurysm formation and in-stent restenosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19108918     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Coronary stent fracture is a relatively rare but potentially serious complication of coronary artery stenting. It has been recognised as a cause of in-stent restenosis as well as acute stent thrombosis. Most fractures occur in stents after aggressive post-dilatation, stents implanted in tortuous and calcified lesions, and after cardiac trauma [M.S. Lee, D. Jurewitz, J. Aragon, J. Forrester, R.R. Makkar, S. Kar Stent fracture associated with drug-eluting stents: clinical characteristics and implications. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. Feb 15 2007;69(3):387-394.,Makaryus AN, Lefkowitz L, Lee AD, Coronary artery stent fracture. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. Jun 2007;23(3):305-309. Electronic publication 2006 Sep 28.,E.S. Brilakis, C. Maniu, M. Wahl, G. Barsness (2004) Unstable angina due to stent fracture J Invasive Cardiol 16(9):545.,G. Sianos, S. HOfma, J.M. Ligthart et al. Stent fracture and restenosis in the drug eluting stent era. Catheter cardiovasc Interv 2004; 61(1):111-116.]. We report on a case of delayed stent fracture that gradually lead to in-stent restenosis (distal part), significant fragment displacement with the formation of a coronary artery aneurysm that was unsuitable for percutaneous intervention.
Sime Manola; Hrvoje Pintarić; Nikola Pavlović; Kresimir Stambuk
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Letter     Date:  2008-12-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cardiology     Volume:  140     ISSN:  1874-1754     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-12     Completed Date:  2010-07-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200291     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiol     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e36-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2008 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Transluminal, Percutaneous Coronary / adverse effects*
Coronary Aneurysm / etiology*,  radiography
Coronary Angiography
Coronary Restenosis / etiology*,  radiography
Middle Aged
Stents / adverse effects*

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