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Journal of Medical Case Reports

, 5:509

First Online: 08 October 2011Received: 03 February 2011Accepted: 08 October 2011DOI: 10.1186-1752-1947-5-509

Cite this article as: Lampropoulos, K.M., Iliopoulos, T.A. & Budts, W. J Med Case Reports 2011 5: 509. doi:10.1186-1752-1947-5-509

Abstract

IntroductionAlthough stents have improved the safety and efficacy of percutaneous coronary interventions, coronary stent thrombosis remains a serious complication.

Case presentationWe present the case of a 64-year-old Caucasian man from Greece, with symptoms and electrocardiographic findings suggestive of acute inferior myocardial infarction, who complained of chest pain and rapidly developed cardiogenic shock 48 hours after primary percutaneous coronary intervention.

ConclusionThe most common cause of early bare-metal stent thrombosis is stent malapposition. Intravascular ultrasound is the preferred method to recognize predictors of coronary events that are not detected by angiography.

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Author: Konstantinos M Lampropoulos - Themistoklis A Iliopoulos - Werner Budts

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