Korean Circ J.  2013 May;43(5):343-346. 10.4070/kcj.2013.43.5.343.

Successful Prasugrel Rescue Therapy in Clopidogrel Resistant Patients Who Had Recurrent Stent Thrombosis of Drug-Eluting-Stent: The Role of Prasugrel in Clopidogrel Nonresponders

  • 1Division of Cardiology, Severance Cardiovascular Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. mkhong61@yuhs.ac
  • 2Severance Biomedical Science Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.


Stent thrombosis is a very serious problem after drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation even though its incidence is about or less than 1%. As the clopidogrel resistance is expected to play an important role in the occurrence of stent thrombosis, new anti-platelet agents overcoming this issue can give us another choice. We experienced a case of a 58-year-old male with successful prasugrel rescue therapy in a patient with clopidogrel resistance who had recurrent stent thrombosis following DES implantation.


Drug-eluting stents; Thrombosis; Clopidogrel; Prasugrel
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