Clinical & Experimental Cardiology

Clinical & Experimental Cardiology
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ISSN: 2155-9880

Christopher Edwards

  • Case Report
    Bare Metal Stent Infection: Case Report and Literature Review
    Author(s): Merrill A Krolick, James L. Dowling and Christopher EdwardsMerrill A Krolick, James L. Dowling and Christopher Edwards

    A 75 year old female who previously underwent subclavian artery bare metal stenting presented with hemoptysis, left chest, neck and back pain. A computed tomography angiogram revealed a dissected left subclavian artery with migration and perforation of previously placed bare metal stents and hemopneumothorax, which suggested a large abscess formation. Stabilization of the dissected subclavian artery was done with placement of an 8×38 mm covered endovascular stent. Ultimately, a thoracotomy was done for investigation of a suspected abscess and infected stents. Cultures taken from both free fluid and center of abscess cultivated Staphylococus aureus and Peptostreotpcoccus prevotii. Perioperative bronchoscopy and esophagogastroduodenoscopy ruled out a Broncial fistula formation. The patient was ultimately transferred to a tertiary care facility for evaluation of subclavian bypass a.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2155-9880.1000334

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