Navigation Links
Results of the DEB-AMI Trial reported at TCT 2011
Date:11/10/2011

SAN FRANCISCO, CA NOVEMBER 10, 2011 A clinical trial that compared the use of drug-eluting balloons (DEB) and bare metal stents (BMS) to both bare metal stents alone and drug-eluting stents (DES) found that the drug-eluting balloon group did not meet the primary endpoint of reduced late lumen loss. Results of the DEB-AMI (Drug Eluting Balloon in Acute Myocardial Infarction) trial were presented today at the 23rd annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) scientific symposium, sponsored by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation.

Concerns regarding the safety of DES in ST-segment elevated acute myocardial infarctions (STEMI) continue to exist, including the risk of stent thrombosis. The use of drug-eluting balloons in angioplasty show potential as an alternative to treat STEMI.

In this randomized, international two-center, single-blinded three-arm study, patients were randomly assigned (ratio 1:1:1) to one of the following treatment groups: DEB plus BMS (n=50); BMS (n=50); or DES (n=49) after successful thrombus aspiration.

All patients underwent stenting with an identical stent platform. The primary endpoint was six- month angiographic late lumen loss. Secondary end points were six-month binary restenosis, stent malapposition and re-endothelialization assessed by OCT, endothelial function assessed through acetylcholine testing, and major adverse cardiac events (MACE: death, myocardial infarction, target vessel revascularization).

Late lumen loss at six months was as follows:

  • DEB+BMS: 0.640.56
  • BMS: 0.780.59
  • DES: 0.210.32

The rates of major adverse cardiac events were as follows:

  • DEB+BMS: 10 (20.0%)
  • BMS: 12 (23.5%)
  • DES: 2 (4.1%)

"Results of the DEB-AMI trial indicate that drug-eluting stents induce more pronounced morphological changes (compared to drug-eluting balloons), resulting in superior angiographical and clinical outcomes with respect to bare metal stents and drug-eluting stents," said Pieter R. Stella, MD, PhD, the lead investigator of the trial. Dr. Stella is Director of the Heart Catheterization Laboratories and Director of Clinical Cardiovascular Research at the University Medical Centre Utrecht in The Netherlands.

Researchers noted however, that experience of the operators and discrepancies between the two trial sites may have impacted the findings.


'/>"/>

Contact: Judy Romero
jromero@crf.org
Cardiovascular Research Foundation
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Results of the RIFLE STEACS clinical trial reported at TCT 2011
2. Results of the PARTNER Trial Cohort B 2-year follow up presented at TCT 2011
3. Results of the PARTNER Trial Cohort A cost effectiveness analysis reported
4. Combination epigenetic therapy clinical trial results
5. Results of the PARIS registry Reported at TCT 2011
6. Results of the TRIGGER-PCI trial reported at TCT 2011
7. Results of rapid gene trial reported at TCT 2011
8. Results of the BRIDGE trial reported at TCT 2011
9. First results of Angiomax (bivalirudin) vs. heparin in transcatheter aortic valve interventions
10. Osteoarthritis results from inflammatory processes, not just wear and tear, Stanford study suggests
11. E-counselling shows dramatic results in lowering blood pressure
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Lori R. Somekh, founder of the ... national organization of elder law and special needs planning attorneys. “Membership in ElderCounsel helps ... provides a forum to network with elder law attorneys nationwide,” said Somekh. , ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... New York, NY (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... most influential people in business to advocate for action towards gender equality at their ... 18,000 views from around the globe, and reached a social audience of over 3 ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... Software Development, has been awarded a contract by the Center for Medicare and ... aims to accelerate the enterprise use of Agile methodologies in a consistent and ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... CitiDent ... sleep apnea using cutting-edge Oventus O2Vent technology. As many as 18 million ... by frequent cessation in breathing. Oral appliances can offer significant relief to about ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... The American College of ... Carol Friedman, PhD, FACMI, during the Opening Session of AMIA’s Annual Symposium in Washington, ... In honor of Morris F. Collen, a pioneer in the field of medical informatics, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/27/2017)... for their devotion to personalized service, SMP Pharmacy Solutions announces ... the South Florida Business Journal,s 50 Fastest-Growing Companies, and listed ... national specialty pharmacy has found its niche.  To that end, ... honored by SFBJ as the 2017 Power Leader in Health ... his award in October, Bardisa said of the three achievements, ...
(Date:9/25/2017)... 2017  EpiVax, Inc., a leader in the ... today announced the launch of EpiVax Oncology Inc., ... therapeutic cancer vaccines. EpiVax has provided $500,000 in ... enabling technologies to the new precision immunotherapy venture. ... Oncology as Chief Executive Officer. Gad brings over ...
(Date:9/22/2017)... , Sept. 22, 2017 AVACEN Medical ... device is now successfully helping those with the widespread ... Fibromyalgia diagnosed Amanda in Essex, England ... and washing my hair, experiencing no sleep at all, ... painful spasm… I cannot recommend [the AVACEN 100] enough, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: