Bivalirudin use during PCI for stent thrombosis in a patient with subacute intracranial hemorrhage
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.
Giugliano GR, Sivalingam SK. Bivalirudin use during PCI for stent thrombosis in a patient with subacute intracranial hemorrhage J Invasive Cardiol 2009 Mar;21(3):136-8.