One year outcomes of cypher stent implantation for patients with acute myocardial infarction

Kazuoki Dai, Masaharu Ishihara, Ichirou Inoue, Takuji Kawagoe, Yuji Shimatani, Satoshi Kurisu, Yasuharu Nakama, Tatsuya Maruhashi, Eisuke Kagawa, Toshiyuki Aokage, Junichi Matsushita, Hiroki Ikenaga

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Background : Several trials on the use of drug-eluting stents (DES) have showed that DES significantly reduced the need for revascularization. However, the safety and efficacy of the use of DES in acute myocardial infarction (AMI) remains unknown. Methods and Results : A consecutive 143 patients (August 2004 to July 2006) with AMI undergoing primary stenting using Cypher stents were compared with an historical control of 129 consecutive patients (August 2002 to July 2004) undergoing primary stenting using bare metal stents (BMS). Major adverse cardiac events (MACE) free rate at one year was significantly higher in the DES group than in the BMS group (90.3% and 77.0%, respectively ; p = 0.006). This is primary driven by the reduction in target vessel revascularization (TVR) (8.3% and 20.2%, respectively ; p = 0.01). There was no significant difference in rates of death (0.7% and 1.5%, respectively ; p = 0.50), non fatal myocardial infarction (MI) (2.1% and 4.9%, respectively; p = 0.24), and CABG (1.7% and 0.9%, respectively ; p = 0.62) between the groups. Late stent thrombosis didn't occur in either groups. Conclusions : These findings suggested that DES can be used effectively and safely, as compared to BMS, in daily practice. However, a long-term follow-up beyond 1 year should be undertaken to confirm the safety of DES in these patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)350-355
Number of pages6
JournalJapanese Journal of Interventional Cardiology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Dec 12 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Myocardial infarction
  • PCI
  • Stents

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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