Heart Views

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 65--69

“The unpredictable ABSORB” – very late stent thrombosis of bioresorbable vascular scaffold


Akshyaya Pradhan, Pravesh Vishwakarma, Sameer Vankar, Rishi Sethi 
 Department of Cardiology, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Dr. Akshyaya Pradhan
Department of Cardiology, King George's Medical University, Lucknow - 226 003, Uttar Pradesh
India

Bioresorbable vascular scaffolds represent the next revolution in stent technology. They serve the dual purpose of antiproliferative drug delivery to vascular lumen like a drug-eluting stents (DES) as well as phased strut resorption over time leading to virtual elimination of stent thrombosis. The ABSORB GT-1 stent was the prototype bioresrbable vascular scaffold with maximum clinical experience and initial promising results. However, reports of stent thrombosis emerged with ABSORB too. Although the use of intracoronary imaging and proper implantation technique has the potential to reduce stent thrombosis rates, the device has been withdrawn from the market for now. We report a case of late stent thrombosis with ABSORB which was managed with DES-supported intracoronary imaging.


How to cite this article:
Pradhan A, Vishwakarma P, Vankar S, Sethi R. “The unpredictable ABSORB” – very late stent thrombosis of bioresorbable vascular scaffold.Heart Views 2019;20:65-69


How to cite this URL:
Pradhan A, Vishwakarma P, Vankar S, Sethi R. “The unpredictable ABSORB” – very late stent thrombosis of bioresorbable vascular scaffold. Heart Views [serial online] 2019 [cited 2022 Jul 3 ];20:65-69
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