What is the role of absorbable stents in acute MI?

What is the role of absorbable stents in acute MI?

This video will talk on the role of absorbable stents in acute MI by Dr. Viveka Kumar, Senior Director - Cath Lab, Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket. These absorbale stents are mostly used in young patients and are absorbed. These patients do not have to take dual antiplatelet therapy after 3 years. Dr. Viveka will highlight that the data from ABSORB 2 & 3 has shown that the risk of stent thrombosis in absorbable stents have increased significantly. Therefore it is advisable not to use absorbable stents in such conditions.

Dr. Viveka Kumar

Dr. Viveka Kumar is a Senior Consultant Interventional Cardiologist and Director of the Cath Lab at Max Super Speciality Hospital in Saket, New Delhi. He completed his MBBS and MD (Medicine) from IMS (BHU), Varanasi and later obtained the DM (Cardiology) postdoc, superspeciality degree through GSVM Medical College, Kanpur. Has extensive experience in the field of Cardiac interventions and Electrophysiology. Specializes in complex angioplasties including multivessel, bifurication and left main angioplasties with Rota Ablation, FFR, IVUS, IABP, IMPELLA devices. Has done more than 7500 angioplasties and 2500 balloon valvotomies with good outcomes.

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