Successive, Rapid Recurrences of In-stent Restenoses in a Woman with Angina Pectoris

Lan Ni, Hiroki Teragawa, Kentaro Ueda, Hiroaki Takemoto, Takayuki Hidaka, Kenji Nishioka, Junko Soga, Noboru Oda, Yukiko Nakano, Tetsuji Shingu, Kazuaki Chayama
2006 Internal medicine (Tokyo. 1992)  
A 62-year-old woman was admitted because of chest pain. Coronary angiography demonstrated stenosis of the left anterior descending coronary artery, where two bare metal stents had been implanted. Over 5 months in-stent restenosis occurred four times, and was treated at first with angioplasty but finally with two sirolimus-eluting stent insertions. Six months after the second insertion, angiography showed restenosis within one stent. The mechanism underlying this succession of rapid restenoses
more » ... rapid restenoses is unknown, but sirolimuseluting stents appeared to show relative resistance.
doi:10.2169/internalmedicine.45.1729 pmid:17077572 fatcat:xudg7jdljzcllcnwqwbhqrqb2e