Histologic analysis of a covered stent implanted for pseudoaneurysm in a coronary artery

Academic Article


  • Covered stents are the standard of care when coronary perforations complicate percutaneous coronary interventions and have also been utilized in the treatment of coronary aneurysms. We present the clinical and histologic features of a patient who developed a coronary perforation and pseudoaneurysm 4 years following deployment of intracoronary stents. Although the covered stent successfully sealed the perforation, subsequent thrombosis led to a fatal acute myocardial infarction. © 2013 Elsevier Inc.
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  • Alston EA; Brott BC; Misra VK; Athanasuleas CL; Anderson PG; Litovsky SH
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  • 22
  • Issue

  • 3