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Impact of previous coronary artery bypass surgery on clinical outcome after percutaneous interventions with second generation drug-eluting stents in TWENTE trial and Non-Enrolled TWENTE registry

International Journal of Cardiology
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DOI: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2014.08.036
  • Drug-Eluting Stent
  • Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
  • Previous Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
  • Twente Trial
  • Non-Enrolled Twente Registry
  • Medicine


Abstract Background Patients with previous coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) have an increased repeat revascularization rate, but data on contemporary second-generation drug-eluting stents (DES) are scarce. Methods We evaluated 1-year clinical outcome following secondary revascularization by PCI in patients of the TWENTE trial and non-enrolled TWENTE registry, and compared patients with previous CABG versus patients without previous CABG. Results Of all 1709 consecutive patients, 202 (11.8%) had previously undergone CABG (on average 11.2±8.5years ago). CABG patients were older (68.5±9.4years vs. 64.1±10.7years, P<0.001) and more often had diabetes (28.7% vs. 20.9%, P=0.01) and previous PCI (40.1% vs. 19.8%, P<0.001) compared to patients without previous CABG. Nevertheless, a higher target vessel revascularization (TVR) rate following PCI in the CABG patients (9.4% vs. 2.3%, P<0.001) was the only significant difference in clinical outcome at 1-year follow-up (available for 99.6%). Among CABG patients, the TVR rate was significantly higher in patients treated for graft lesions (n=65; 95.4% in vein grafts) than in patients treated for native coronary lesions only (n=137) (18.5% vs. 5.1%, P=0.002). Among 1638 patients with PCI of native coronary lesions only, there was only a non-significant difference in TVR between patients with previous CABG versus patients without previous CABG (5.1% vs. 2.3%, P=0.08). Conclusions Patients with previous CABG showed a favorable safety profile after PCI with second-generation DES. Nevertheless, their TVR rate was still much higher, driven by more repeat revascularizations after PCI of degenerated vein grafts. In native coronary lesions, there was no such difference.

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