Bivalirudin in percutaneous coronary intervention: The EUROpean BiValIrudin UtiliSatION in Practice (EUROVISION) Registry

Martial Hamon, Christopher A. Nienaber, Stefano Galli, Kurt Huber, Janusz Lipiecki, Jonathan M. Hill, Nicolas Amabile, Debra Bernstein, Efthymios Deliargyris, Antoine Lafont, Philippe Gabriel Steg

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)290-294
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2014


  • Antithrombin
  • Bivalirudin
  • PCI
  • Stent thrombosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Medicine(all)

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