Coronary aneurysm formation in a patient early after everolimus-eluting stent implantation

Zbinden, Rainer; Eshtehardi, Parham; Cook, Stéphane (2008). Coronary aneurysm formation in a patient early after everolimus-eluting stent implantation. Journal of invasive cardiology, 20(5), E174-5. Malvern, Pa.: HMP Communications

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Coronary aneurysm formation after drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation is a rare complication with late stent thrombosis as a potentially fatal sequela. One possible mechanism involved in aneurysm formation is thought to be late-acquired stent malapposition due to a local inflammatory response to the polymer and/or the drug. Coronary aneurysm formation has been documented with sirolimus- and paclitaxel-eluting stents. We report a case of coronary aneurysm formation in a patient with an everolimus-eluting stent (EES; Xience(R) Abbott Vascular, Redwood City, California) relatively early (3 months) after stent implantation. This case illustrates that even with second-generation DES like the EES, which is thought to be highly biocompatible, there can be adverse reactions to the polymer and/or to the drug.

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04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Cardiovascular Disorders (DHGE) > Clinic of Cardiology

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Zbinden, Rainer, Eshtehardi, Parham, Cook, Stéphane






HMP Communications




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04 Oct 2013 15:02

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05 Dec 2022 14:19

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