Early- and long-term intravascular ultrasound and angiographic findings after bioabsorbable magnesium stent implantation in human coronary arteries

Waksman, Ron; Erbel, Raimund; Di Mario, Carlo; Bartunek, Jozef; de Bruyne, Bernard; Eberli, Franz R; Erne, Paul; Haude, Michael; Horrigan, Mark; Ilsley, Charles; Böse, Dirk; Bonnier, Hans; Koolen, Jacques; Lüscher, Thomas F; Weissman, Neil J (2009). Early- and long-term intravascular ultrasound and angiographic findings after bioabsorbable magnesium stent implantation in human coronary arteries. JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions, 2(4), pp. 312-20. New York, N.Y.: Elsevier 10.1016/j.jcin.2008.09.015

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OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to evaluate the degradation rate and long-term vascular responses to the absorbable metal stent (AMS). BACKGROUND: The AMS demonstrated feasibility and safety at 4 months in human coronary arteries. METHODS: The PROGRESS-AMS (Clinical Performance and Angiographic Results of Coronary Stenting) was a prospective, multicenter clinical trial of 63 patients with coronary artery disease who underwent AMS implantation. Angiography and intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) were conducted immediately after AMS deployment and at 4 months. Eight patients who did not require repeat revascularization at 4 months underwent late angiographic and IVUS follow-up from 12 to 28 months. RESULTS: The AMS was well-expanded upon deployment without immediate recoil. The major contributors for restenosis as detected by IVUS at 4 months were: decrease of external elastic membrane volume (42%), extra-stent neointima (13%), and intra-stent neointima (45%). From 4 months to late follow-up, paired IVUS analysis demonstrated complete stent degradation with durability of the 4-month IVUS indexes. The neointima was reduced by 3.6 +/- 5.2 mm(3), with an increase in the stent cross sectional area of 0.5 +/- 1.0 mm(2) (p = NS). The median in-stent minimal lumen diameter was increased from 1.87 to 2.17 mm at long-term follow-up. The median angiographic late loss was reduced from 0.62 to 0.40 mm by quantitative coronary angiography from 4 months to late follow-up. CONCLUSIONS: Intravascular ultrasound imaging supports the safety profile of AMS with degradation at 4 months and maintains durability of the results without any early or late adverse findings. Slower degradation is warranted to provide sufficient radial force to improve long-term patency rates of the AMS.

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