Pathological mechanisms of fatal late coronary stent thrombosis in humans.


BACKGROUND Coronary stent deployment is associated with a low incidence of acute thrombosis. However, late stent thrombosis (LST) has likely been underrecognized clinically, and pathological descriptions are lacking. METHODS AND RESULTS LST was defined as an acute thrombus within a stent that had been in place > or =30 days. Cases of LST were selected… (More)


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