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Heart and Vessels

, Volume 30, Issue 4, pp 545–548 | Cite as

Subacute bioresorbable vascular scaffold thrombosis: a report of 2 cases

  • Hee Hwa Ho
  • Min Er Ching
  • Paul Jau Lueng Ong
  • Yau Wei Ooi
Case Report

Abstract

Drug-eluting bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) is a revolutionary treatment option for obstructive coronary artery disease in percutaneous coronary intervention. It restores blood flow to the myocardium but unlike permanent metallic stent, BVS dissolves in the body within 2 years. This allows the coronary vessel to regain its normal function and motion. The clinical efficacy and safety of BVS in the first-in-human trials have been reported with low major adverse cardiac event rates observed at short- and long-term follow-up. The incidence of BVS scaffold thrombosis (ST) in these studies was 0 %. There is limited data on the incidence of BVS ST in the real world. We report 2 cases of subacute ST involving BVS in our real-world practice and discuss on the possible mechanisms of these thrombotic episodes (with insights from intracoronary imaging studies).

Keywords

Bioresorbable Scaffold Thrombosis Vascular 

Notes

Conflict of interest

The authors report no conflicts of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hee Hwa Ho
    • 1
  • Min Er Ching
    • 1
  • Paul Jau Lueng Ong
    • 1
  • Yau Wei Ooi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of CardiologyTan Tock Seng HospitalSingaporeSingapore

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