Very late (10-Year-Old) bare metal stent thrombosis

Eric Scot Shaw, Vikas Singh, Pedro Martinezclark, William W. O'Neill

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We present findings from a 59-year-old male patient who presented with coronary artery disease and refractory angina. Ten years prior, the patient had been implanted with 5 bare metal stents (BMS); he arrived with non-specific ST-T wave abnormalities. Angiographic data revealed a totally occluded right coronary artery at the level of the previously placed BMS, consistent with an acute occlusion and a significant thrombus. Our findings revealed that BMS thrombosis can occur as late as 10 years after implantation. Further data through clinical trials are warranted to look at this rare, but serious, complication.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)127-129
Number of pages3
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010


  • Acute coronary syndrome
  • Bare metal stent
  • Drug eluting stent
  • Thrombosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Pharmacology (medical)


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