NY Daily News - "Daily Checkup: New Technologies Help Cardiac Patients Battle Stent Thrombosis"
Every year, more than one million Americans with cardiovascular disease have stents inserted to prop open clogged arteries leading to the heart. Overall, these stenting procedures are highly effective, but a minority of patients can develop complications. “Stent thrombosis is when a clot forms due to the reaction of your blood to the materials that have been placed in the artery,” says Dr. Jean-Sebastien Hulot from The Mount Sinai Medical Center. “Somewhere between one and three percent of patients who receive a stent develop stent thrombosis, so it’s a rare problem, but a serious one.” Learn more