Intravascular ultrasound assessed incomplete stent apposition and stent fracture in stent thrombosis after bare metal versus drug-eluting stent treatment the Nordic Intravascular Ultrasound Study (NIVUS)
1 Aalborg University Hospital, The Faculty of Medicine, Aalborg University, VBN2 Klinik Hjerte-Lunge, The Faculty of Medicine, Aalborg University, VBN3 Hjertemedicin (Kardiologi), The Faculty of Medicine, Aalborg University, VBN4 The Faculty of Medicine, Aalborg University, VBN5 unknown6 Hjertemedicinskafdeling, Odense Universitetshospital7 Institut for Klinisk Medicin - Hjertemedicinsk Afdeling B, SKS8 Hjertemedicinsk Afdeling B, SKS
This prospective multicenter registry used intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) in patients with definite stent thrombosis (ST) to compare rates of incomplete stent apposition (ISA), stent fracture and stent expansion in patients treated with drug-eluting (DES) versus bare metal (BMS) stents. ST is a rare, but potential life threatening event after coronary stent implantation. The etiology seems to be multifactorial.
International Journal of Cardiology, 2013, Vol 168, Issue 2, p. 1010-1016