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Do unapposed stent struts endothelialise? In vivo demonstration with optical coherence tomography
  1. J Tanigawa,
  2. P Barlis,
  3. C Di Mario
  1. c.dimario@rbht.nhs.uk

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Although drug-eluting stents have dramatically reduced restenosis rates after percutaneous coronary intervention, concerns remain with regard to the potential risk of stent thrombosis. For bifurcation lesions, a stent thrombosis rate up to 3.6% has been reported, and incomplete stent apposition has been proposed as a possible mechanism. We report the case of a 52-year-old man …

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