Letter by Porto et al Regarding Article, “MRI-Induced Stent Dislodgment Soon After Left Main Coronary Artery Stenting”
To the Editor:
We have read with great interest the case report by Parthasarathy et al1 describing for the first time a case of MR-induced dislodgement of a coronary stent. Because the implications of attributing such an important complication to the magnetic field are evident (including the risk of negating life-saving imaging to patients), we would like to point out some inconsistencies that we have observed in the article.
First, it seems that a nonsignificant stenosis of the left main stem was initially treated with bypass surgery in this patient, because a minimum lumen diameter of 2.5 mm …