A case of fatal stent thrombosis after Carbostent implantation: Is clopidogrel alone antiplatelet therapy a safe alternative to aspirin alone antiplatelet therapy

Filippo Crea, Giampaolo Niccoli, Massimo Siviglia, Maria De Vita, Luca Altamura, Beatrice Fusco, Antonio Maria Leone, Giuseppe Ferrante, Antonio Giuseppe Rebuzzi

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Abstract

We describe a case of fatal stent thrombosis after Carbostent implantation and clopidogrel alone antiplatelet therapy in a patient affected by rectal cancer who does not tolerate aspirin. He had three-vessel disease, with occlusion of the right and left anterior descending coronary artery and a severe stenosis of the proximal left circumflex. High-risk circumflex percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) was performed under left ventricular assistance by Impella device with an optimal final angiographic result. After 2 h, however, the patient developed chest pain with marked ST segment elevation in the infero-lateral leads, due to stent thrombosis, and hypotention which rapidly degenerated into cardiac arrest, electromechanical dissociation and death. At the present time the choice between PCI at high risk of stent thrombosis followed by low risk cancer resection and cancer resection at high risk of peri-operative myocardial infarction followed by low risk PCI remains difficult.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)279-281
Numero di pagine3
RivistaINTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2007

Keywords

  • Clopidogrel
  • antiplatelet teraphy
  • thrombosis

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