A multicenter post-marketing evaluation of the Elixir DESolve®Novolimus-eluting bioresorbable coronary scaffold system: First results from the DESolve PMCF study

H Nef, J Wiebe, N Boeder, O Dörr, T Bauer, KE Hauptmann, A Latib, A Colombo, D Fischer, T Rudolph, N Foin, G Richardt, C Hamm

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Objectives: To date, experience with bioresorbable scaffolds (BRS) that elute agents other than everolimus is limited. Thus, a post-marketing clinical follow-up study was conducted to evaluate the continued safety and effectiveness of the DESolve® NOVOLIMUS™ Eluting BRS as treatment for patients with stable coronary artery disease. Background: The DESolve BRS combines a poly-l-lactide-based backbone with a biodegradable polylactide-based polymer and Novolimus, a macrocyclic lactone mTOR inhibitor. Methods: One hundred and two patients (mean age 62 years, 77.5% male) were enrolled at 10 European sites. Comparison of baseline and post-procedural angiographic assessment was performed, and a device-oriented composite endpoint (comprising cardiac death, target vessel myocardial infarction, and clinically driven target lesion revascularization) and rate of scaffold thrombosis at 12 months were examined. Results: The device was successfully delivered and deployed in 98.2% (107/109) of the lesions, with two failures to cross the lesion. A total of 100 patients (109 lesions) were treated with a DESolve BRS. Post-procedural angiographic assessment indicated an in-scaffold acute gain of 1.54±0.44 mm, with a reduction in % diameter stenosis from 61.00±11.29 to 12.69±0.44. At 12 months, the device-oriented composite endpoint had occurred in 3.0% (3/100) of patients, with 1.0% (1/100) experiencing scaffold thrombosis and myocardial infarction and 3.0% (3/100) undergoing target lesion revascularization. There were no cardiac deaths. Conclusions: Results through 12 months indicate that the DESolve BRS is a safe and effective treatment for coronary lesions, though larger, long-term prospective studies are needed. © 2018 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1021-1027
Number of pages7
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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