Publication Type:

Journal Article


Can J Cardiol (2015)


<p>Infection of coronary stents is extremely rare. We report a case of a 60-year-old gentleman with recurrent fever after acute stent occlusion and reintervention. A coronary angiogram showed an occluded stented segment and the blood cultures were positive for infection. The presence of inflammation in the stented region was confirmed using 18F-flurodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography computed tomography. The patient underwent surgery and the diagnosis was proven by examination of the surgical material. This article highlights the need to have a high index of suspicion of stent infection, and the use of 18F-flurodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography computed tomography along with coronary angiogram in aiding the diagnosis.</p>

Cite this Research Publication

S. Sekhar, Vupputuri, A., Nair, R. Chandrasek, Palaniswamy, S. Sundaram, and Natarajan, K. Uma, “Coronary Stent Infection Successfully Diagnosed Using 18F-Flurodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography Computed Tomography.”, Can J Cardiol, 2015.