Coronary Stent Infection: An Unusual Complication After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

Authors

  • Souhayla Souaf Khalafi Division of Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital Santiago de Compostela, Spain https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6832-1386
  • Gustavo Andrés Valencia Páez Division of Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  • Angel Luis Fernández González Division of Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital Santiago de Compostela, Spain; Department of Surgery and Medico-Surgical Specialities, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1307-8221

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.48729/pjctvs.372

Keywords:

stents, prosthesis related infections, endovascular procedures, acute coronary syndrome, Endocarditis

Abstract

Coronary artery stent infection (CSI) is one of the rarest complications associated with the percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), usually requiring surgical intervention. Reaching and confirming the diagnosis remains the most challenging aspect of this complication. We describe a case of drug-eluting stents (DES) infection after several repeated procedures of primary angioplasty and stent implantation in the context of myocardial infarction. In the current era of growth of coronary stent implantation, it’s important for clinicians to consider and to prevent such potentially fatal events. The diagnosis process remains difficult and requires the association of multiple clinical, biological and imaging parameters. Although medical treatment may be the only possible approach in some cases, we present a clinical case where surgical treatment was successful.

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Published

11-10-2023

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Souaf Khalafi S, Valencia Páez GA, Fernández González AL. Coronary Stent Infection: An Unusual Complication After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention. Rev Port Cir Cardiotorac Vasc [Internet]. 2023 Oct. 11 [cited 2024 May 22];30(3):71-5. Available from: https://pjctvs.com/index.php/journal/article/view/372

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