Five year clinical outcomes of the COBRA Polyzene F NanoCoated Coronary Stent System

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Background/purpose: The COBRA Polyzene F™ NanoCoated Coronary Stent System (PzF coated stent) stent demonstrated favorable clinical outcomes at 9 months but late results have not been reported. We sought to assess the late safety and effectiveness of the PzF coated stent for treatment of de novo coronary artery lesions. Methods: Patients with de novo coronary artery lesions meeting eligibility criteria were enrolled in a non-randomized, prospective clinical trial and followed for 5 years. The primary endpoint was target vessel failure (TVF, cardiac death, myocardial infarction [MI], or clinically-driven target vessel revascularization [TVR]) at 9 months. Secondary endpoints included major adverse clinical events (MACE, cardiac death, MI, or clinically driven TLR), clinically driven target lesion revascularization (TLR) and definite or probable stent thrombosis during 5-year follow-up. Endpoints at 5 years were analyzed as cumulative incidence accounting for competing risk of death. Results: Of 296 enrolled patients, 290 (98%) were evaluable at 5 years. By 5 years, MACE had occurred in 61 (21.3%), cardiac death in 11 (4.2%), MI in 25 (8.6%), and TLR in 34 (12.0%) subjects. Between follow-up years 1 and 5, a first MACE occurred in 17 (6.2%), including 10 (4.0%) cardiac death, 4 (1.6%) MI, and 7 (2.9%) TLR events. There were no definite or probable stent thromboses. Conclusions: The PzF coated stent demonstrated continued safety and effectiveness through 5 years with low to very low incident rates of MACE, MI, TLR and stent thrombosis between 1 and 5 years after stent placement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)76-80
Number of pages5
JournalCardiovascular Revascularization Medicine
StateAccepted/In press - 1 Jan 2022


  • Restenosis
  • Stent
  • Thrombosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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