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The use of stents in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) increases procedural success and decreases restenosis, but it complicates subsequent surgical procedures in these patients.1 Between 5% and 15% of PCI patients undergo non-cardiac surgery in the year following PCI, and are at high risk of experiencing cardiovascular (CV) complications.2 The most serious risk is stent thrombosis, which occurs in 2.5% of patients and is fatal in 40%.3 Although guidelines for the management of these patients are available, the evidence supporting them is lacking.4 Key questions remain regarding contemporary …
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