Publication Type : Journal Article
Thematic Areas : Medical Sciences
Publisher : IHJ
Source : IHJ, Volume 56, p.415-446 (2004)
Campus : Kochi
School : School of Medicine
Department : Cardiology
Year : 2004
Abstract : Objectives: This study sought to report the 5-year outcomes of everolimus-eluting stents (EES) and paclitaxel-eluting stents (PES) in an all-comers population undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).
Background: The medium-term 1 and 2-year results of the prospective randomized COMPARE trial (A Trial of Everolimus-Eluting Stents and Paclitaxel-Eluting Stents for Coronary Revascularization in Daily Practice) showed superior clinical outcomes with EES compared with PES in an all-comers PCI population. Whether this benefit is sustained over longer-term follow-up is unknown. Furthermore, systematic long-term follow-up data on these metallic drug eluting stents with durable polymers are scarce.
Methods: We randomly assigned 1,800 patients undergoing PCI to EES or PES. The pre-specified composite primary endpoint was death, myocardial infarction (MI), or target vessel revascularization (TVR).
Results: Follow-up at 5 years was completed in 1,791 (99.5%) patients. Treatment with EES compared with PES led to a relative risk reduction of the primary endpoint by 27% (18.4% vs. 25.1%, p = 0.0005), driven by lower rates of MI (7.0% vs. 11.5%, p = 0.001) and TVR (7.4% vs. 11.4%, p = 0.003), but not with mortality (9.0% vs. 10.3%, relative risk 0.88, p = 0.36). Moreover, patients treated with EES compared with PES had lower rates of definite/probable stent thrombosis at 5 years (3.1% vs. 5.9%, p = 0.005). The hazard curves for TVR, MI, and stent thrombosis diverge over the first 3 years and, subsequently, progress in parallel.
Conclusions: The early- and medium-term superiority of EES over PES measured both by safety and efficacy endpoints is sustained at 5 years in this all-comer population. (A Trial of Everolimus-Eluting Stents and Paclitaxel-Eluting Stents for Coronary Revascularization in Daily Practice [COMPARE]; NCT01016041).
Cite this Research Publication : Nayak Ramdas, Sonya Nirmal Kumar, Praveen G. Pai, Mahesh krishnakumar, Prasanna Kumar, VijayaKumar T, K. U. Natarjan Rajesh, Prakash Kamath, B. V. Pai, and K. K. Haridas, “Practice Pattern and Intermediate Follow-up Results with Paclitaxel-Eluting Stents for Coronary Artery Disease”, IHJ, vol. 56, pp. 415-446, 2004.