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Delayed severe multivessel spasm and aborted sudden death after Taxus stent implantation
  1. J W Kim,
  2. C G Park,
  3. H S Seo,
  4. D J Oh
  1. Department of Cardiology, Guro Hospital Cardiovascular Centre, Korea University, Seoul, South Korea
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr C J Park
    Guro Hospital Cardiovascular Centre, Korea University, 80 Ga Guro Dong Guro GU, Seoul 152-70, South Korea;


Sudden cardiac arrest associated with major spasm of three coronary arteries was observed about 10 hours after Taxus stent insertion in a three vessel lesion and was successfully treated by intracoronary glyceryl trinitrate infusion. This case illustrates a potential risk associated with drug eluting stent and alerts clinicians to the life threatening risk of spasm when stenting multiple vessels with drug eluting stent (especially the Taxus stent).

  • Taxus stent
  • spasm
  • stenting

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