Four-year clinical follow-up of the ABSORB everolimus-eluting bioresorbable vascular scaffold in patients with de novo coronary artery disease: the ABSORB trial

D Dudek, Yoshinobu Onuma, JA Ormiston, L Thuesen, K Miquel-Hebert, PWJC (Patrick) Serruys

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Aims: The first-in-man ABSORB Cohort A trial demonstrated the bioresorption of the ABSORB BVS (Abbott Vascular, Santa Clara, CA, USA) at two years. This report describes the 4-year clinical outcomes. Methods and results: The ABSORB Cohort A trial enrolled 30 patients with a single de novo native coronary artery lesion. Clinical follow-up was available in 29 patients since one patient withdrew consent after the six month follow-up. At four years, the hierarchical ID-MACE of 3.4% remained unchanged. Clopidogrel therapy had been discontinued in all patients. Conclusions: Four-year clinical results demonstrate a sustained low MACE rate (3.4%) without any late complications such as stent thrombosis.
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Pages (from-to)1060-1061
Number of pages2
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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