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Suppurative pancarditis: a lethal complication of coronary stent implantation
  1. P H Grewea,
  2. A Machraouia,
  3. T Denekeb,
  4. K-M Müllera
  1. aDepartment of Cardiology and Angiology, University Hospital “Bergmannsheil” Bochum, Bürkle-de-la-camp-Platz 1, 44789 Bochum, Germany, bInstitute of Pathology, University Hospital “Bergmannsheil” Bochum
  1. Dr Grewe.

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We diagnosed angiographically a greater than 90% stenosis of the left anterior descending artery (LAD) in a 54 year old man. The LAD stenosis was dilatated because the patient had Canadian Cardiovascular Society class III angina pectoris; a 15 mm Micro-stent (AVE Inc, Santa Rosa, California, USA) was implanted because of insufficient dilatation. A dissection distal to the stent was treated successfully with a second Micro-stent. Four days after uncomplicated stent implantation the patient …

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