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Case Reports in Critical Care
Volume 2013, Article ID 856095, 2 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/856095
Case Report

Very Late Bare Metal Stent Thrombosis

1Critical Care Department, Hospital Universitario Fundación Santa Fe de Bogotá, Calle 119, No. 7-75, Bogotá 110111, Colombia
2Universidad de los Andes, Carrera 1, No. 18A-12, Bogotá 111711, Colombia
3Internal Medicine Department, Cardiology Section, Hospital Universitario Fundación Santa Fe de Bogotá, Calle 119, No. 7-75, Bogotá 110111, Colombia

Received 24 June 2013; Accepted 21 July 2013

Academic Editors: C. Diez and C. Mammina

Copyright © 2013 Mariana Soto Herrera et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Very late stent thrombosis is a rare and not-well-understood complication after bare metal stent implantation. It usually presents as an ST elevation acute coronary syndrome and it is associated with high rates of morbidity and mortality. Pathophysiologic mechanisms are not well defined; nevertheless, recent studies have proposed a neoatherosclerotic process as the triggering mechanism. We present the case of a patient with bare metal very late stent thrombosis 12 years after implantation.