Real-life data regarding acute procedural success and 1-year clinical outcome of desolve bioresorbable scaffolds

GÜNEŞ H. M., Gokdeniz T., KIZILIRMAK YILMAZ F., Demir G. G., GÜLER E., Babur Guler G., ...More

Journal of Interventional Cardiology, vol.30, no.3, pp.189-194, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/joic.12386
  • Journal Name: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.189-194
  • Keywords: Desolve BRS, device success, major cardiac events
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


Objectives: We aimed to evaluate the peri-procedural success of DESolve bio-resorbable scaffolds (BRSs) and analyzed real-life data about major cardiac events during 1-year follow-up. Background: There is little information about real-life data of DESolve BRS which is a novel stent technology offering various advantages over drug eluting stents and commonly used in daily cardiology practice. Methods: We conducted this single-center and non-randomized cross-sectional study from June 2015 through August 2016 in Medipol University Department of Cardiology and included 117 patients undergoing single or multivessel percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) with novolimus-eluting BRS devices (152 scaffolds) (Elixir Medical Corporation). Study end points were acute device and procedural success, scaffold thrombosis and major adverse cardiac event (MACE) rates of DESolve BRS. Results: Device success was 96.7% and procedural success was 99.3%. We detected MACE rate as 0.9% while clinical-driven target lesion revascularization was performed in one patient. None of the patients experienced scaffold thrombosis or death. Peri-procedural complications were reported in three patients. Conclusions: High rates of successful scaffold implantations, low rates of peri-procedural complications, and major cardiac events in long-term suggest that DESolve scaffolds can safely and effectively be used in daily intervention practice by particularly experienced operators.