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Non-cardiac surgery and antiplatelet therapy following coronary artery stenting
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  • Published on:
    “Pro-healing” coronary stent before undeferrable major non-cardiac surgery.
    • Federico Piscione, Associate Professor of Cardiology
    • Other Contributors:
      • Salvatore Cassese

    We read with great interest the work by Luckie et al., recently published in this Journal. (1) It's known that for patients who suffer from infiltrative, obstructive or bleeding carcinomas, or for high rupture risk aneurismal disease, a prompt surgical procedure may represent “survival”, and that in case of revascularization requirement, currently available options, either bare-metal or drug-eluting stent or plain-old ba...

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    Conflict of Interest:
    None declared.
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    RE: Non-Cardiac Surgery and Anti-Platelet Therapy Following Coronary Artery Stenting
    • Luca Carmignani, Chief of Urology Department
    • Other Contributors:
      • Stefano Picozzi

    We read with great interest the work by Luckie et al, We read with great interest the work by Luckie et al., recently published in this Journal.1 There is an emerging problem of patients who have recently undergone coronary artery stent placement who then require noncardiac surgical interventions. This occurs in approximately 5% of the cases within 12 months of the stent placement.2 Coronary artery stenting is followed by a p...

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    None declared.