Carotid stent thrombosis

Report of 2 fatal cases

Seemant Chaturvedi, Sayyed Sohrab, Alexandros Tselis

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Abstract

Background - Carotid stenting is receiving increased attention as an alternative to carotid endarterectomy. Carotid stent thrombosis is a rare complication of this procedure. Case Descriptions - We present 2 case reports from a university medical center. Two patients had angiographically confirmed carotid stent (CS) thrombosis with subsequent fatal strokes. The first was a 63-year-old woman who developed stent thrombosis after the procedure was performed for a postendarterectomy intimal flap. The second patient was a 57-year-old man who underwent CS placement for transient ischemic attacks and developed internal carotid artery occlusion at the level of the stent 3 days later. Neither patient was treated with combination antiplatelet therapy before or after CS placement. Both patients died. Conclusions - CS thrombosis can be a cause of fatal iatrogenic stroke. Combination antiplatelet therapy should be administered to decrease the incidence of this complication.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2700-2702
Number of pages3
JournalStroke
Volume32
Issue number11
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Carotid artery
  • Ischemic
  • Stents
  • Stroke
  • Thrombosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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Chaturvedi, S., Sohrab, S., & Tselis, A. (2001). Carotid stent thrombosis: Report of 2 fatal cases. Stroke, 32(11), 2700-2702.

Carotid stent thrombosis : Report of 2 fatal cases. / Chaturvedi, Seemant; Sohrab, Sayyed; Tselis, Alexandros.

In: Stroke, Vol. 32, No. 11, 2001, p. 2700-2702.

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Chaturvedi, S, Sohrab, S & Tselis, A 2001, 'Carotid stent thrombosis: Report of 2 fatal cases', Stroke, vol. 32, no. 11, pp. 2700-2702.
Chaturvedi S, Sohrab S, Tselis A. Carotid stent thrombosis: Report of 2 fatal cases. Stroke. 2001;32(11):2700-2702.
Chaturvedi, Seemant ; Sohrab, Sayyed ; Tselis, Alexandros. / Carotid stent thrombosis : Report of 2 fatal cases. In: Stroke. 2001 ; Vol. 32, No. 11. pp. 2700-2702.
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