Very late stent thrombosis after discontinuation of clopidogrel therapy

Myles M Conroy and Stephen N C Bolsin
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (3): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2009.tb02327.x
Published online: 2 February 2009

To the Editor: We read with great interest the case report by Barthwal and Herman,1 and agree with many of the points they raise. In-stent thrombosis after cessation of clopidogrel therapy in patients with drug-eluting stents (DES) is a significant problem in Australian medical practice, particularly in the perioperative period,2-4 as the case report by Barthwal and Herman confirms.1

  • Myles M Conroy
  • Stephen N C Bolsin

  • Department of Anaesthesia, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, The Geelong Hospital, Geelong, VIC.



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