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A newly formed and ruptured atheromatous plaque within neointima after drug-eluting stent implantation: 2-year follow-up intravascular ultrasound and optical coherence tomography studies

Authors
 Chang-Myung Oh ; Jeonggeun Moon ; Myeong-Ki Hong ; Yangsoo Jang ; Donghoon Choi ; Young-Guk Ko ; Ji-Yong Jang, Jung-Sun Kim ; Hee Tae Yu 
Citation
 Yonsei Medical Journal, Vol.52(6) : 1028~1030, 2011 
Journal Title
 Yonsei Medical Journal 
ISSN
 0513-5796 
Issue Date
2011
Abstract
Late stent thrombosis (LST) which is a life threatening complication has emerged as a serious problem of drug-eluting stents (DES). Several studies have suggested that incomplete neointimal coverage of stent struts contributes to LST. Progressive atherosclerosis within the neointima is an another possible cause of LST, but this phenomenon has seldom been reported in DES. We present a case of LST following DES implantation after a period of 28 months due to ruptured atheromatous plaque, despite complete neointimal coverage of stent struts proven by optical coherence tomography
URI
http://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/94441
DOI
10.3349/ymj.2011.52.6.1028
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