Acute coronary syndrome due to complete bare metal stent fracture in the right coronary artery

Bilen E., Yasar A. S., Bilge M., Karakas F., KIRBAŞ Ö., Ipek G.

International Journal of Cardiology, vol.139, no.3, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 139 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2008.11.010
  • Journal Name: International Journal of Cardiology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: Acute coronary syndrome, Stent fracture, Bare metal stent, CLINICAL IMPACT
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No


Stent fracture (SF) was suggested to be an unusual cause of restenosis after drug eluting-stent implantation. However, angiographically visible complete SF after bare metal stent (BMS) implantation is extremely rare. Here we report a case of SF of a BMS representing with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). To our knowledge, this is the first report of early fracture of a BMS in the right coronary artery, resulting in ACS. © 2008 Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd.