Disruption of Atherosclerotic Neointima as a Cause of Very Late Stent Thrombosis After Bare Metal Stent Implantation

Published:November 10, 2011DOI:
      A male who were implanted bare metal stent 11 years ago were admitted for acute coronay syndrome. Optical coherence tomography showed a neointimal disruption and integrated backscatter intravascular ultrasound revealed a lipid pool around the disrupted neointima, suggesting newly formed atherosclerotic neointima developed after bare metal stent implantation. The disruption of atherosclerotic neointima may represent a new potential mechanism of very late stent thrombosis after bare metal stent implantation.
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