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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 181-183

Plaque prolapse after stent implantation in ectasiant coronary artery atherosclerotic disease and large plaque burden


1 Department of Biomedicine and Prevention, Institute of Cardiology, Cardiac Cath Lab, Policlinico of Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
2 Department of Biomedicine and Prevention, Institute of Cardiology, Cardiac Cath Lab, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy

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Nicola Porchetta
Department of Biomedicine and Prevention, Institute of Cardiology, Cardiac Cath Lab, Policlinico of Tor Vergata Viale Oxford, 81 00133, Rome
Italy
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jcecho.jcecho_35_21

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Plaque prolapse (PP) is commonly defined as tissue extrusion through the stent strut. It is not a rare event, frequently detected by intravascular ultrasound, and it is associated with stent thrombosis and adverse outcomes. We present a case of PP after stenting of the left anterior descending coronary artery.


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