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Title: A case of myocardial infarction not to be stented too quickly…
Author(s): C. Lefebvre , E. Benit
Journal: Acta Cardiologica
Volume: 66    Issue: 3   Date: 2011   
Pages: 379-382
DOI: 10.2143/AC.66.3.2114141

Abstract :
This is a case of an interventional dilemma about how to manage a large thrombus, located distally from and adherent to a severe stenosis in a coronary venous bypass graft, with a TIMI-3 flow in a patient with a non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction. This case report concerns a 70-year-old female patient, diagnosed with unstable angina, 18 asymptomatic years after coronary bypass surgery. Although a high risk of a severe ischaemic event is present, immediate coronary intervention is not mandatory since perfusion is maintained, and given the real risk of embolisation of the large thrombus, even contra-indicated. From this perspective, the option to bail out and install an extensive antithrombotic therapy prior to delayed intervention is reasonable.