Stent thrombosis after drug-eluting stent implantation: incidence, timing, and relation to discontinuation of clopidogrel therapy over a 4-year period.

@article{Schulz2009StentTA,
  title={Stent thrombosis after drug-eluting stent implantation: incidence, timing, and relation to discontinuation of clopidogrel therapy over a 4-year period.},
  author={Stefanie Schulz and Tibor Schuster and Julinda Mehilli and Robert A. Byrne and Julia Ellert and Steffen Massberg and Julia Goedel and Olga Bruskina and Kurt Ulm and Albert Schoemig and Adnan Kastrati},
  journal={European heart journal},
  year={2009},
  volume={30 22},
  pages={
          2714-21
        }
}
AIMS To assess the incidence, timing, and relation of drug-eluting stent (DES) thrombosis to discontinuation of clopidogrel therapy. METHODS AND RESULTS This prospective observational cohort study included 6816 consecutive patients that underwent successful DES implantation. Primary endpoint was definite stent thrombosis (ST). During 4 years of follow-up, definite ST was observed in 73 patients, corresponding to a cumulative incidence of 1.2%. Cumulative incidence of ST at 30 days was 0.5 and… CONTINUE READING

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