The durable polymer platinum-chromium everolimus-eluting stent (PtCr-EES) is a new-generation drug-eluting stent (DES) with a platinum-enriched metallic platform developed to improve the percutaneous treatment of patients with coronary artery disease. We sought to investigate the performance of durable polymer PtCr-EES versus other new-generation DES.
METHODS AND RESULTS
We undertook a meta-analysis of trials in which patients receiving percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) were randomly assigned to durable polymer PtCr-EES versus other new-generation DES (other DES). Primary efficacy and safety outcomes were target lesion revascularisation (TLR) and definite/probable stent thrombosis (ST), respectively. Secondary outcomes were myocardial infarction (MI), target vessel revascularisation (TVR), death, cardiac death and longitudinal stent deformation (LSD). A total of 11,036 patients in seven trials received a PCI with either durable polymer PtCr-EES (n=6,613) or other DES (n=4,423). This latter group comprised patients treated with biolimus- (n=325), cobalt-chromium everolimus- (n=1,940) or zotarolimus-eluting stents (n=2,158). After a median follow-up of 12 months (interquartile range 12-24), durable polymer PtCr-EES displayed a risk of TLR (odds ratio 0.98, 95% confidence interval [CI]: 0.75-1.29; p=0.90) and definite/probable ST (0.89 [0.55-1.45]; p=0.63) comparable to that of other DES. However, the durable polymer PtCr-EES was associated with a higher risk of LSD (12.05 [1.60-90.71], p=0.02) compared to other DES. There was no significant difference with regard to other secondary outcomes nor was there heterogeneity across trials.
At one-year follow-up, the durable polymer PtCr-EES displays a performance comparable to that of other new-generation DES platforms.
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