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Very Late Restenosis after Paclitaxel-Eluting Stent Implantation

John Cosgrave, MD; Asif Qasim, PhD; Azeem Latib, MD; Tiziana Claudia Aranzulla, MD; and Antonio Colombo, MD
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From Centro Cuore Columbus and San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy.

Potential Financial Conflicts of Interest: None disclosed.

Ann Intern Med. 2007;147(12):885-887. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-147-12-200712180-00017
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Serial angiography over 33 months demonstrating the development of late restenosis.

A. Baseline angiogram, April 2004, demonstrating focal in-stent, bare-metal stent restenosis. B. Result after paclitaxel-eluting stent implantation, April 2004. C. Follow-up angiogram, November 2004, demonstrating a good result with no restenosis. D. Follow-up angiogram, September 2005, again demonstrating no restenosis but minimal disease progression in the distal segment. E. Follow-up angiogram, April 2006, demonstrating significant disease progression distal to the stent but no restenosis in the original paclitaxel-eluting stent. F. Follow-up angiogram, September 2006, demonstrating an excellent result in both stents. G. Follow-up angiogram, January 2007, demonstrating late restenosis in the paclitaxel-eluting stent placed in April 2004.

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