Title

Bivalirudin use during PCI for stent thrombosis in a patient with subacute intracranial hemorrhage

Author Department

Medicine

Document Type

Article, Peer-reviewed

Publication Date

3-1-2009

Abstract

Caring for patients at high risk is inherent to the practice of interventional cardiology. Recognizing high-risk situations, minimizing risk and employing preventive techniques proactively to avoid complications cannot be over-emphasized within this dynamic field. This case demonstrates real-world concerns and decision-making regarding severe bleeding risk, rescue angioplasty, stent thrombosis, appropriate usage of intravascular ultrasound and differences in stent design. Three take-home messages are identified to reduce complications in similar situations.

Publication ISSN

0196-206X

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