Drug-eluting stents articles

Highlights TCT 2019

TCT 2019 | IDEAL-LM: Bioabsorbable Polymer DES vs. Permanent Polymer DES for Left Main Stenosis

TCT 2019 | IDEAL-LM: Bioabsorbable Polymer DES vs. Permanent Polymer DES for Left Main Stenosis

Courtesy of SBHCI. This study showed that using the everolimus eluting stent with bioabsorbable polymer Synergy followed by 4 months of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) to treat left main stenosis (LMS) was safe and effective, compared against using the everolimus eluting stent with permanent polymer Xience followed by the conventional 12 months DAPT.  This study

Struts finos, muy finos y ultrafinos con polímero permanente o degradable ¿Cuál es la mejor combinación?

Thin, Very Thin, and Ultrathin Struts, with Permanent or Biodegradable Polymer… Which Is the Best Combination?

Results from the BIO-RESORT trial at three years, soon to be published in JACC Intv., show that, despite significant differences among stents as regards strut thickness and capability to reabsorb the polymer, there are no apparent safety or efficacy differences among devices. The aim of this study was to determine the three-year safety and efficacy

synergy vs XIENCE

Theoretical Advantages Translated into Worst Clinical Outcomes: Synergy vs. Xience

New data from a real-world registry soon to be published in J Am Coll Cardiol Intv suggest that Synergy (a thin-strut everolimus-eluting stent with a biodegradable polymer) is associated with a higher risk of acute stent thrombosis when compared with classic Xience (a thicker-strut everolimus-eluting stent with a durable polymer). At 12 months, there was

DES con polímero bioabsorbible vs Bare Metal Stents en angioplastia primaria

DES with Bioresorbable Polymer vs. Bare Metal Stents in Primary PCI

Long after myocardial revascularization guidelines had established no medical reason justifies the use of bare metal stents (BMS), along comes this study to refresh the old trials comparing drug eluting vs bare metal stents in the context of primary PCI. The problem for many countries is that primary PCI obviously occurs in the context of

EuroPCR 2019 | CHOICE: válvula balón expandible vs autoexpandibles en pacientes de alto riesgo

EuroPCR 2019 | MeRes-1: Bioresorbable Scaffolds Return with Renewed Strength

A small number of highly selected patients presents good outcomes with new bioresorbable scaffold MeRes, but much more evidence is necessary to bring back the concept. The MeRes-1 study tested the newest generation of the Meril Life Sciences bioresorbable scaffold, a device featuring thinner struts compared with Absorb (from 150 µm in Absorb to only

EuroPCR 2019 | Stent Firehawk continúa con sus buenos resultados a 2 años frente al Xience

EuroPCR 2019 | Stent Firehawk Continues to Show Good Results at 2 Years vs. Xience

This device, an abluminal groove-filled biodegradable-polymer sirolimus-eluting stent manufactured in China, showed very similar efficacy and safety to the “gold standard” everolimus eluting Xience at 2-year follow up, according to the TARGET outcomes, presented yesterday at the EuroPCR 2019 and simultaneously published in J Am Coll Cardiol Intv. The device, which is manufactured in China

BIO-RESORT y registro SCAAR: Struts ultrafinos también en vasos pequeños

EuroPCR 2019 | BIO-RESORT and SCAAR Registry: Ultrathin Struts Also in Small Vessels pequeños

Data from randomized studies are also supported by the SCAAR registry, in which ultrathin-strut stents show real-world advantages. Patients with small vessels who received ultrathin-strut stents are less likely to undergo revascularization at 3 years than those who received first-generation thin-strut devices, according to the BIO-RESORT trial, presented during the first day of the annual

DES de 2.0 mm para vasos muy pequeños: ¿Es viable?

DES and DCB with Similar Results in Femoropopliteal Artery Disease

Courtesy of Dr. Carlos Fava. Nowadays, peripheral interventions are on the rise and the technological development of stents and balloons would help achieve better outcomes. Both drug-eluting stents (DES) and drug-coated balloons (DCB) have proved to be beneficial for femoropopliteal interventions, but the actual role of each of these technologies remains unclear. This prospective, randomized 1:1


Outcomes of Contemporary DES in Patients with Diabetes: Do They Render Freedom Obsolete?

Despite our high hopes for new-generation drug-eluting stents (DES), patients with diabetes still have a different prognosis, both clinical and angiographic, compared with non-diabetic patients. Authors sought to investigate the impact of diabetes on patients who underwent drug-eluting stent implantation in the BIONICS (BioNIR Ridaforolimus Eluting Coronary Stent System in Coronary Stenosis) trial.   This


Everolimus-Eluting Stents Finally Have a Rival and Not Just a “Non-Inferior” Stent

In this large randomized trial, there were significant differences as regards both target-lesion failure and target-vessel-related infarction, which persisted through a 2-year follow-up and favored treatment with an ultrathin-strut bioresorbable-polymer sirolimus-eluting stent (Orsiro) compared with the gold standard, a durable-polymer everolimus-eluting stent (Xience). Moreover, there were significantly lower rates of target lesion revascularization and late/very