Multiple and recurrent coronary stent fractures

Mohammad Alqarqaz, Derar Albashaireh, Mayra Guerrero

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Coronary stent fracture is an increasingly recognized complication mainly involving drug-eluting stents. Important clinical implications, including in-stent restenosis and stent thrombosis, have been associated with this phenomenon. Variable incidence rates and several predisposing factors have been reported, but no general agreement exists on the best treatment strategy. We report a case of recurrent multiple left anterior descending artery sirolimus-eluting stent fractures, with variable clinical presentations ranging from recurrent angina to acute myocardial infarction and ventricular fibrillation cardiac arrest, that were ultimately treated with coronary artery bypass surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E7-E12
JournalJournal of Invasive Cardiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014


  • Coronary artery bypass surgery
  • Drug-eluting stent
  • Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty
  • Stent fractures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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