Pathobiology of stent thrombosis after drug-eluting stent implantation.


First generation drug-eluting stents (DES) have significantly improved the treatment options for patients with symptomatic coronary artery disease by decreasing rates of acute vessel closure and restenosis after percutaneous coronary revascularization procedures. However, early enthusiasm was temperd by reports of late stent thrombosis (LST), which raised… (More)