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Definite and probable bioresorbable scaffold thrombosis in stable and ACS patients

EuroIntervention 2015;11:e1-e3 - published online ahead of print September 2014. DOI: 10.4244/EIJY14M09_08

Thoraxcenter, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
We read with great interest the recent report by Capodanno et al1. In the European multicentre GHOST-EU registry, the authors reported that the rate of definite/probable scaffold thrombosis was 2.1% (definite scaffold thrombosis: 1.8%, probable scaffold thrombosis: 0.3%) in an all-comers population at six months. More specifically, the rate of definite/probable scaffold thrombosis was 1.4% (9/626) in stable/silent angina pectoris (SAP), 2.5% (14/563) in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and 2.1% (4/192) in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). This publication prompted us to review the rates of scaffold thrombosis in all-comers, SAP, ACS and STEMI either reported so far in peer review journals or presented at international ...

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