Very late sirolimus-eluting stent displaced fracture in the mid-left anterior descending artery.
Coronary stent fractures are very rare. The predisposing factors for stent fractures are excessive postdilatation, overlapping stents and a hinge site in a tortuous coronary artery. We report a case of very late (after 699 days), displaced, sirolimus-eluting stent fracture deployed at nominal pressures without postdilatation and at a non-hinge portion of the left anterior descending artery.
The Journal of Invasive Cardiology
(2008). Very late sirolimus-eluting stent displaced fracture in the mid-left anterior descending artery.. The Journal of Invasive Cardiology, 20(6), E195-6.
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