Title

Very late sirolimus-eluting stent displaced fracture in the mid-left anterior descending artery.

Document Type

Article

Department

Cardiology

Abstract

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.

Publication

The Journal of Invasive Cardiology