Coronary Drug-Eluting Stent Infection Complicated by Coronary Artery Aneurysm and Purulent Pericarditis: Complete Resolution Without Surgery

Shuro Riku, Susumu Suzuki, Yasushi Jinno, Akihito Tanaka, Hideki Ishii, Toyoaki Murohara

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Abstract

Coronary stent infection is considered to be a rare but catastrophic complication of percutaneous coronary intervention. In this report, we present a 72-year-old man who developed a coronary stent infection complicated by coronary aneurysm and purulent pericarditis. Coronary artery aneurysm resolved over a period of 8 months following the successful management of infection with intensive antibiotic therapy alone. This case suggests that conservative therapy can be a therapeutic option in patients with high operative risks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)967.e1-967.e3
JournalCanadian Journal of Cardiology
Volume36
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 06-2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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