Non-Cardiac Surgery After Percutaneous Coronary Interventions
Yunus Emi̇ro¤lu, Selçuk Pala, Bilal Boztosun
Keywords: Percutaneous coronary intervention, stenting, clopidogrel, non cardiac surgery
In accordance with the trend of the world, the treatment with coronary intervention has become widespread in our country. With improvement in life standards, the average life expectancy has also increased. Non-cardiac surgery was performed in approximately 5 % of the patients who underwent percutaneous coronary interventions. The timing of non-cardiac surgery is well-defined in cases of bare metal stents which are most widely used in percutaneous coronary interventions. Unfortunately, we still do not know the optimal timing for surgery in cases of drug-eluting stents which are increasingly preferred for lesser restenosis. The stent-implanted patients have always been challenges for various surgeons. We tried to review the timing for non-cardiac surgeries, surgical techniques and stent-related problems in these patients.