Midterm and one-year outcome of amphilimus polymer free drug eluting stent in patients needing short dual antiplatelet therapy. Insight from the ASTUTE registry (AmphilimuS iTalian mUlticenTer rEgistry)

C. Godino, M. Chiarito, M. Donahue, L. Testa, R. Colantonio, A. Cappelletti, A. Monello, V. Magni, D. Milazzo, R. Parisi, A. Nicolino, S. Moshiri, R. Fattori, G. Aprigliano, A. Palloshi, G. Caramanno, M. Montorfano, F. Bedogni, C. Briguori, A. MargonatoA. Colombo

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Background To assess clinical outcomes of patients needing short dual antiplatelet therapy (S-DAPT) after PCI with Cre8 polymer-free amphilimus eluting-stent (AES). The Cre8-AES with pure i-Carbofilm coating was supposed to induce faster stent endothelialization and reduce device thrombogenicity. Methods We performed a sub-analysis of unrestricted consecutive patients treated with Cre8-AES between August 2011 and January 2015. Two groups were formed: 1) patients discharged with S-DAPT (≤ 3-month), because of high bleeding risk or attending urgent non-cardiac surgery; and 2) patients discharged with Recommended DAPT duration (R-DAPT; ≥ 6-month). The primary ischemic- and bleeding-safety endpoints were Target Vessel Failure (TVF, composite endpoint of cardiac-death, target vessel-myocardial infarction and target vessel-revascularization), and major-bleeding (BARC ≥ type-3a) at 6-month and 1-year. Results 106 patients (8.7%) were discharged with ≤ 3-month DAPT (83 ± 19 days; S-DAPT group) and 1102 patients (90.6%) with ≥ 6-month DAPT (342 ± 62 days; R-DAPT group). Between S-DAPT and R-DAPT groups no significant differences were observed in TVF at 1-year (5.7% vs 5.1%); 1-year BARC major bleeding rate was higher in S-DAPT group (3.4% vs 0.2%, p = 0.007) with all bleeding events occurred within 3 months. The landmark analysis (started at 90 days, ended at 1 year) showed no differences in BARC major bleedings between groups (0% vs. 0.3%). Conclusions The results of this multicenter registry show that the use of Cre8 AES in patients needing short DAPT (≤ 3-month) was safe regarding ischemic events and could favor a reduction of bleeding events related to the recommended DAPT. A large randomized trial is necessary to support these preliminary findings. © 2017 Elsevier B.V.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)54-60
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Publication statusPublished - 2017


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