Acute coronary syndrome due to bare metal stent fracture in the right coronary artery

Kardiol Pol. 2011;69(8):859-61; discussion 862.


Stent fracture (SF) has been suggested to be an unusual cause of restenosis after drug eluting-stent implantation. However, angiographically visible SF after bare metal stent (BMS) implantation is extremely rare. We present a case of a 58 year-old male patient who presented with unstable angina secondary to a SF of a BMS within two months of elective percutaneous coronary intervention for right coronary artery associated with a muscle bridge and atherosclerotic stenosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acute Coronary Syndrome / etiology*
  • Coronary Angiography*
  • Coronary Vessels / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Metals
  • Middle Aged
  • Prosthesis Failure / adverse effects*
  • Stents / adverse effects*


  • Metals