Journal Article

Infected pseudoaneurysm involving a drug-eluting stent

Arul Dominic Furtado, Seetharama P.S. Bhat, Syed Murfad Peer and Raghavendra Chikkatur

in Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery

Published on behalf of European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery

Volume 12, issue 4, pages 636-638
Published in print April 2011 | ISSN: 1569-9293
Published online April 2011 | e-ISSN: 1569-9285 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1510/icvts.2010.257337
Infected pseudoaneurysm involving a drug-eluting stent

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Abstract

Stent infection following percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty is rare. We present such a case involving a drug-eluting stent placed in the left anterior descending coronary artery that was managed surgically with removal of the stent with concomitant coronary artery bypass grafting. Early surgical intervention directed at removal of the infected stent, debridement and distal vessel revascularisation is recommended to deal with the infection and prevent myocardial compromise.

Keywords: Drug-eluting stent; Pseudoaneurysm; Infection; Revascularisation

Journal Article.  993 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine ; Cardiothoracic Surgery

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