Inflammatory substrate with eosinophils may be present in bare-metal stent thrombosis


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Abstract

Coronary stent thrombosis is a rare but life-threatening event after percutaneous revascularization. We report an in-vivo documentation of the pathologic process in the setting of a very late thrombosis within a bare-metal stent, showing eosinophil infiltrates. Interestingly, our case indicates that eosinophil infiltrates might not be a peculiarity of late drug-eluting stent thrombosis.

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