Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Cardiology | Cardiovascular Diseases
Bare metal stents (BMS) continue to be widely used in patients with coronary artery disease undergoing percutaneous revascularization. Progressive luminal renarrowing has been reported late after BMS implantation resulting in a significant rate of stent failure events. We present a case of very late BMS failure due to in-stent restenosis where optical coherence tomography (OCT) was used to demonstrate neoatherosclerosis as the underlying mechanism. We provide a brief review of neoatherosclerosis and showcase salient features on OCT evaluation.
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Case Rep Cardiol. 2016;2016:1652065. doi: 10.1155/2016/1652065. Epub 2016 Mar 13. Link to article on publisher's site
Case reports in cardiology
Mowakeaa S, Iskandar A, Kakouros N. (2016). Neoatherosclerosis in Very Late Stenosis of Bare Metal Stent by Optical Coherence Tomography. Open Access Publications by UMMS Authors. https://doi.org/10.1155/2016/1652065". Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/oapubs/2891
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