Purpose The prospective EUROVISION Registry was designed to capture patterns of use and short term outcomes in consecutive patients undergoing PCI with bivalirudin (BIV) in European centres. Methods A total of 2018 consecutive BIV-treated patients were included from 58 sites in 5 countries (Germany, Italy, France, Austria, United Kingdom). In-hospital and 30-day outcomes were prospectively collected and included: death, myocardial infarction (MI), stroke, urgent revascularization (URV), major and minor bleeding, stent thrombosis (ST) and thrombocytopenia (TCP). Results In this all-comer population, indication for PCI included STEMI (34%), NSTEMI (25%), unstable angina (16%) and stable angina (26%). Diabetes was present in 24% of patients and 30% of cases were performed via radial access. Preloading with a P2Y12 inhibitor was frequent (74%) while procedural glycoprotein inhibitor (GPI) use was low at 4.2%. Almost half (45%) of patients had received at least one additional anticoagulant prior to receiving BIV for PCI. The overall 30-day mortality was 1.0%, with low rates of MI (1.1%), URV (0.8%), ST (0.3%) and stroke (0.2%). The rate of ACUITY major bleeding was 1.6% and no TCP was reported. Dosing variations representing possible under- or over-dosing of BIV were frequent at 35%. Conclusion In this prospective registry of consecutive patients intended for PCI, use of BIV was associated with low rates of ischemic complications and excellent safety.
- Stent thrombosis
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine