Questions and answers on proper peri-operative management of antiplatelet therapy after coronary stent implantation to prevent stent thrombosis

Ammar M. Killu, R. Scott Wright, Stephen L. Kopecky

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Abstract

Stent thrombosis (ST) is a rare but life-threatening complication of coronary artery stenting. Although dual-antiplatelet therapy is an effective management strategy in reducing the risk for ST, some patients may need to interrupt their regimens because of unforeseen circumstances, such as the requirement for surgery. In conclusion, this case presentation highlights some pertinent issues related to ST, including its risk factors, the perioperative management of antiplatelet agents, and treatment for ST.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1046-1050
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Volume112
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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