A case report of simultaneous thrombosis of two coronary artery stents in association with clopidogrel resistance

Sun Lee Jin, Steven P. Dunn, Helen M. Marshall, Mauricio G. Cohen, Susan S. Smyth

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Abstract

Despite aggressive antiplatelet therapy in the setting of PCI, the incidence of acute stent thrombosis remains approximately 0.5-2%. We report a patient with simultaneous thrombosis of two drug-eluting coronary artery stents, suggesting a systemic thrombotic state. Evaluation by optical platelet aggregometry revealed clopidogrel resistance, which was overcome at a higher drug dose. We aim to highlight the potential utility of platelet function analysis to guide therapy for patients in whom inadequate antiplatelet therapy may have catastrophic clinical outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)200-203
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Cardiology
Volume30
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2007

Keywords

  • Angiography
  • Platelet
  • Stent
  • Thrombosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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