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Study Finds Repeated Episodes of Stent Thrombosis Common
Date:3/29/2008

ther analysis revealed three independent predictors of repeat stent thrombosis. Patients who had an additional stent implanted during emergency treatment for the first episode of stent thrombosis were 4.2 times as likely as other patients to experience a repeat episode of stent thrombosis (p<0.0001). Patients with a previous heart attack faced 2.6 times the usual risk of repeat stent thrombosis (p<0.001), and patients who developed thrombosis long after stent implantation (late stent thrombosis) faced 2.1 times the usual risk of a repeat episode (p=0.0127).

Dr. van Werkum and his colleagues concluded that additional stent placement at the time of emergency treatment for the first stent thrombosis should be avoided.

Dr. van Werkum will present the results of the "Dutch Stent Thrombosis Study" study on Saturday, March 29 at 8:15 a.m. CDT in the Grand Ballroom, S100.

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Headquartered in Washington, DC, the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions is a 4,000-member professional organization representing invasive and interventional cardiologists in over 60 nations. SCAI's mission is to promote excellence in invasive and interventional cardiovascular medicine through physician education and representation, and advancement of quality standards to enhance patient care. SCAI's annual meeting has become the leading venue for education, discussion, and debate about the latest developments in this dynamic medical specialty.

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The American College of Cardiology is leading the way to optimal cardiovascular care and disease prevention. The College is a 34,000-member nonprofit medical society and bestows the credential Fellow of the American College of Cardiology upon physicians who meet its stringent qualifications. The College is a leader in the formulation of health policy, standards and guidelines, and is a staunch supporter of cardiovascular research. The ACC provides professional education and operates
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