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Fatal infection after rapamycin eluting coronary stent implantation
  1. F Alfonso1,
  2. R Moreno1,
  3. J Vergas2
  1. 1Interventional Cardiology Unit, Cardiovascular Institute, San Carlos University Hospital, Madrid, Spain
  2. 2Infectious Diseases Unit, Cardiovascular Institute, San Carlos University Hospital
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr F Alfonso
    Cardiología Intervencionista, Instituto Cardiovascular, Hospital Clínico San Carlos, Plaza Cristo Rey, Madrid 28040, Spain;


Septic complications after coronary stenting are extremely rare. The occurrence of cardiac related sepsis after rapamycin eluting stent deployment has not been previously reported. The potential role of drug eluting stents in locally blunting the innate response to bacterial agents is discussed.

  • infection
  • rapamycin
  • stent

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