International Journal of Biomedicine. 2018;8(1):20-25.
Originally published March 15, 2018
The aim of this study was to evaluate the immediate and long-term (12 months) clinical and angiographic efficacy of myocardial revascularization using Absorb GT1 Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold (BVS) in comparison to second-generation drug-eluting stent (DES) in patients with various forms of coronary artery disease (CAD).
Material and Methods: The study included 152 patients with CAD. There were 131 men and 32 women with an average age of 54.6±10.4 years. Patients' data were evaluated retrospectively from the medical records.
- Implantation of BVS in patients with different forms of CAD did not cause any angiographic or clinical complications, either at the hospital or at 12-month observation stages, and the results were comparable to those of the DES group.
- The technique of implanting BVS and the reception of dual antiplatelet therapy are the key factors for achieving positive results in real clinical practice.
- The use of BVS-frameworks contributes to improving clinical, functional and laboratory indicators, while the observed positive dynamics are comparable to similar data of the DES group.
- Regardless of the type of implanted stents, the survival rate among CAD patients within 12 months after stenting was 100%, while none of the respondents during this time developed acute MI or recurrence of angina attacks.
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Received December 30, 2017.
Accepted January 17, 2018.
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