Favorable long-term survival in patients undergoing stent PCI of unprotected left main coronary artery compared to predicted short-term prognosis of CABG estimated by EuroSCORE: clinical determinants of long-term outcome.
ABSTRACT The long-term outcome of patients (pts) undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of unprotected left main coronary artery (LMCA) is unclear so far. We prospectively investigated the outcome of 102 consecutive patients who underwent stent PCI of unprotected LMCA. Patients were divided according to clinical indication for PCI: stable coronary artery disease (CAD) (N = 60), NSTEMI (N = 18), STEMI (N = 24). Expected in-hospital mortality of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) was calculated using the European System for Cardiac Operative Risk Evaluation (EuroSCORE) and compared to the observed survival rate during long-term follow-up (mean 1.8 +/- 1.2 years).
The observed 30-day mortality was 1.7% (1/60 pts) in patients with stable CAD, 11% (2/18 pts) in NSTEMI patients, and 13% (3/24 pts) in STEMI patients. The observed mortality was lower than the predicted mortality of CABG as calculated by the logistic EuroSCORE. Using receiver-operator characteristics curves (ROC), EuroSCORE demonstrated a high predictive value for both 30-day mortality as well as 1-year mortality (AUC > 0.8; P < 0.01). Prognostically relevant patient related factors (P < 0.01) included severely reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (HR 3.24), ACS (HR 3.18), STEMI (HR: 3.01), Killip class IV (HR 7.69), occurrence of neoplastic disease (HR 3.97), and elevated CRP (HR 3.86).
LMCA-PCI was associated with lower long-term mortality rates compared to the estimated mortality of CABG. This prospective observational study suggests that DES-PCI of unprotected LMCA in "all-comers" can be carried out with reasonable risk.
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ABSTRACT: Coronary heart disease (CHD) is one of the leading causes of morbidity and the most common cause of death in older adults. Paradoxically, elderly patients tend to be systematically excluded from randomized-controlled cardiovascular trials, which complicates decision-making in this population. Management of CHD in the elderly is frequently more difficult in virtue of chronic comorbid conditions and aging-intrinsic dynamics. Despite these challenges, the number of elderly and very elderly patients undergoing percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) is increasing. Elderly patients in many registries and large clinical series exhibit even a greater benefit from interventional procedures than younger patients, but they have a higher rate of overall complications. We present an overview of the current available evidence of PCI in older adults with stable and unstable CHD, including comparisons between drug-eluting and bare-metal stents, transfemoral and transradial access, and methods of revascularization. Adjuvant antiplatelet and antithrombotic therapies are also discussed.Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases 09/2014; · 4.00 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVES Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) was developed as a promising new therapy for inoperable and surgical high-risk patients as an alternative to traditional aortic valve replacement. After a successful procedure, prognosis may mainly be determined by comorbidities. However, no appropriate risk score to predict long-term outcome following TAVI is currently available. The aim of this study was to identify predictors of adverse short- and long-term outcomes.METHODS This is a two-centre registry study including a total of 426 TAVI procedures (274 transfemoral [TF] and 152 transapical [TA]) performed at the University Hospital and CardioVascular Center of Frankfurt (Germany) between 2005 and 2011.RESULTSObserved 30-day mortality was 4.8% among TF and 12.6% among TA patients (hazard ratio [HR] TF vs TA was 0.38; 95% confidence interval [CI] 0.19-0.77). Patients with a higher Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) score experienced a 6% elevation in the 30-day mortality per point (HR 1.06; 95% CI 1.03-1.10), whereas the predictive value of the logistic EuroSCORE (HR 1.03; 95% CI 1.01-1.05) and EuroSCORE 2 (HR 1.04; 95% CI 1.01-1.07) was slightly lower. Most interestingly, older age (>80 years) and the access type were predictors of 30-day mortality. However, the only independent predictor of long-term mortality in a 30-day landmark analysis was the STS score (HR 1.05; 95% CI 1.02-1.09).CONCLUSIONS The STS score outperforms the logistic EuroSCORE in predicting adverse outcomes following TAVI. The transapical approach is associated with higher perioperative mortality, but does not exert any influence on long-term prognosis beyond the periprocedural phase.Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery 05/2013; · 1.11 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: We evaluated the usefulness of the combination of European System for Cardiac Operative Risk Evaluation score (EuroSCORE II) and SYNergy between percutaneous intervention with TAXus drug-eluting stents and cardiac surgery (SYNTAX) score in predicting risks associated with early and late outcomes after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Between January 2010 and April 2012, 412 patients underwent isolated CABG at our institution. EuroSCORE II and SYNTAX score were calculated retrospectively, and their ability to predict early and long-term outcomes was evaluated. Patients were divided into four groups according to median EuroSCORE II and SYNTAX score: Group 1, low EuroSCORE II, low SYNTAX (n = 103); Group 2, low EuroSCORE II, high SYNTAX (n = 103); Group 3, high EuroSCORE II, low SYNTAX (n = 99); and Group 4, high EuroSCORE II, high SYNTAX (n = 107). Operative death was not different among the groups; however, Group 4 had the highest major complication rate of the four groups (0 in Group 1, 2.9% in Group 2, 3.0% in Group 3 and 8.4% in Group 4; P = 0.011). Multivariate analyses revealed that both high EuroSCORE II (odds ratio [OR]: 4.154; P = 0.030) and high SYNTAX score (OR: 3.988; P = 0.035) were independent predictors of postoperative major complications and that high EuroSCORE II was an independent predictor of late mortality (OR: 4.673; P = 0.016) but high SYNTAX score was not (OR: 0.808; P = 0.662). Actuarial survival rate at 3 years was the lowest in Group 4 (99.0 ± 1.0% in Group 1, 97.7 ± 1.6% in Group 2, 91.9 ± 2.7% in Group 3 and 90.5 ± 4.7% in Group 4; P = 0.045). The combination of EuroSCORE II and SYNTAX score was useful in predicting early major complications after CABG. In the long term, EuroSCORE II continued to be associated with late mortality, but SYNTAX score did not.European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery: official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery 03/2014; · 2.40 Impact Factor