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Publication Type : Journal Article
Thematic Areas : Medical Sciences
Publisher : (2016)
Source : (2016)
Campus : Kochi
School : School of Medicine
Department : Cardiology
Year : 2016
Abstract : Infection of coronary stents is extremely rare. We report a case of a 60-year-old gentleman with recurrent fever following acute stent occlusion and reintervention. Coronary angiogram (CAG) showed an occluded stented segment and the blood cultures were positive. The presence of inflammation in the stented region was confirmed using 18F-flurodeoxyglucose (FDG) Positron emission tomography (PET) CT. The patient underwent surgery and the diagnosis was proved by examination of the surgical material. This article highlights the need to have a high index of suspicion of stent infection, and the utilization of FDG-PET CT along with CAG in aiding the diagnosis.
Cite this Research Publication : D. Natarajan KU, “Coronary Stent Infection Successfully Diagnosed with FDG- PET CT”, 2016.