Korean J Med.  2015 Jun;88(6):690-695. 10.3904/kjm.2015.88.6.690.

Risk of Stent Stenosis after Implanting a First-Generation Drug-Eluting Stent and Drug Balloon Angioplasty

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  • 1Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Good Samsun Hospital, Busan, Korea. cormed21@gmail.com

Abstract

In patients with coronary artery disease, coronary stenting with a drug-eluting stent (DES) is associated with lower rates of in-stent restenosis and re-surgery for the target lesion compared with a bare metal stent, while late stent thrombosis has emerged as a life-threatening complication in patients treated with a first-generation DES. As no treatment has been established for potentially fatal late stent thrombosis associated with a first-generation DES, we perform drug balloon angioplasty for patients with stent thrombosis and in-stent restenosis associated with DES. Here, we reported the cases with normal coronary artery flow after a 2-year follow-up.

Keyword

Stent thrombosis; In-stent restenosis; Drug balloon angioplasty

MeSH Terms

Angioplasty, Balloon*
Constriction, Pathologic*
Coronary Artery Disease
Coronary Vessels
Drug-Eluting Stents*
Follow-Up Studies
Humans
Stents*
Thrombosis
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