Stent thrombosis following successful implantation of sirolimus-eluting stents: Five cases reports

Tomoko Gochi, Hisashi Umeda, Naoki Yoshida, Hironobu Maekawa, Kosuke Watanabe, Taro Okada, Toshiaki Katoh, Toru Asai, Tomomitsu Tani, Masaki Yokoya, Yoshimasa Murakami, Toyoaki Matsushita, Takeshi Shimizu, Yukio Ozaki, Shinya Hiramitsu, Toyoaki Murohara, Masanori Nomura, Shinichiro Morimoto, Hitoshi Hishida

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Stent thrombosis has been shown to be a devastating complication after coronary stenting, although it occurs rarely. From June 2004 to July 2006, stent thrombosis occurred in 5 of 999 patients (0.5%) who underwent sirolimus-eluting stent (SES) implantation. One patient died and 3 patients developed myocardial infarction. All of these patients had several risk factors for stent thrombosis, such as diabetes, renal failure, type C lesions, stent underexpansion and incomplete lesion coverage, whereas premature discontinuation of ticlopidine was seen in only 1 patient. In conclusion, particular attention is needed when SES are implanted in patients at high risk of stent thrombosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)146-154
Number of pages9
JournalJapanese Journal of Interventional Cardiology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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