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Drug-Eluting Stent-Induced Left Anterior Descending Coronary Artery Aneurysm: Repair by Pericardial Patch—Where Are We Headed?

Authors
Journal
The Annals of Thoracic Surgery
0003-4975
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
83
Issue
4
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2006.12.060
Keywords
  • Case Report

Abstract

Deployment of drug-eluting stents has been associated with late thrombosis and restenosis on withdrawal of antiplatelet agents. We report a complication of inflammation and localized coronary artery aneurysms immediately adjacent to the stent after 4 years of implantation. Late chronic inflammatory responses may evolve for up to 4 years after sirolimus-eluting stent implantation and can cause weakening, erosion, and aneurysms of the coronary arteries.

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