Perioperative management of drug-eluting stents: the Achilles heel of bridging.

@article{Brilakis2013PerioperativeMO,
  title={Perioperative management of drug-eluting stents: the Achilles heel of bridging.},
  author={Emmanouil S Brilakis and Subhash Banerjee},
  journal={Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions},
  year={2013},
  volume={82 7},
  pages={1113-4}
}
In this issue of the journal, Singh et al. [1] present a case of coronary drug-eluting stent (DES) thrombosis immediately before spine surgery could be performed. The patient had received several first-generation drugeluting stents (DES) in a saphenous vein graft (SVG) 10 months prior, as well as one second-generation DES in the left main 9 months prior to… CONTINUE READING