Journal article

A Polylactide Bioresorbable Scaffold Eluting Everolimus for Treatment of Coronary Stenosis: 5-Year Follow-Up.

Patrick W Serruys, John Ormiston, Robert-Jan van Geuns, Bernard de Bruyne, Dariusz Dudek, Evald Christiansen, Bernard Chevalier, Pieter Smits, Dougal McClean, Jacques Koolen, Stephan Windecker, Robert Whitbourn, Ian Meredith, Luc Wasungu, Divine Ediebah, Susan Veldhof, Yoshinobu Onuma

Journal of the American College of Cardiology | Published : 2016


BACKGROUND: Long-term benefits of coronary stenosis treatment with an everolimus-eluting bioresorbable scaffold are unknown. OBJECTIVES: This study sought to evaluate clinical and imaging outcomes 5 years after bioresorbable scaffold implantation. METHODS: In the ABSORB multicenter, single-arm trial, 45 (B1) and 56 patients (B2) underwent coronary angiography, intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), and optical coherence tomography (OCT) at different times. At 5 years, 53 patients without target lesion revascularization underwent final imaging. RESULTS: Between 6 months/1 year and 5 years, angiographic luminal late loss remained unchanged (B1: 0.14 ± 19 mm vs. 0.13 ± 0.33 mm; p = 0.7953; B2: 0.23 ±..

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