A look into stent-related thrombus-burden: Bivalirudin versus heparin

Priya Rajagopalan, Ian C. Gilchrist

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Use of optical coherence tomography (OCT) adds an assessment of thrombus burden remaining on stents after PCI for acute coronary syndromes. Potential variations in stent-related thrombus burden can be documented by OCT as a function of peri-procedural pharmacology supporting the use of OCT in future hypothesis testing. Bivalirudin remains a reliable and expensive alternative to heparin in cases of HIT or patients at high bleeding risk during transfemoral PCI.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1172-1173
Number of pages2
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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