To demonstrate the safety and efficacy of a new sirolimus eluting stent with bioresorbable polymer, Ultimaster, (BP-SES) compared with everolimus-eluting, permanent polymer, Xience stent (PP-EES) in bifurcation lesions with respect to the freedom from Target Lesion Failure at 1-year.
Within 1,119 patients enrolled in the CENTURY II randomized controlled multicenter trial, 194 patients were treated for bifurcation lesions and randomized to either BP-SES (n = 95) or PP-EES (n = 99). The primary endpoint was freedom from target lesion failure (TLF) composite endpoint [cardiac death, MI not clearly attributable to a non-target vessel, and clinically driven target lesion revascularization (TLR)] at 1-year.
Baseline patient demographic, angiographic, and stenting characteristics were similar in both study arms. A single stent technique with provisional or “cross over” stenting were the most widely used in both arms (93.2% BP-SES vs. 92.4% PP-EES). Freedom from TLF at 1-year was 94.7% for BP-SES and 91.9% for PP-EES (P for noninferiority 0.031). The rate of clinically driven target lesion revascularization (TLR) at 1-year was 3.2% for BP-SES and 3.0% for PP-EES (P = 0.95). There were no significant differences detected in any of the individual clinical endpoints or other secondary clinical endpoints between the study arms at 1-year follow up.
The new bioresorbable polymer sirolimus-eluting stent showed safety and efficacy profiles similar to durable polymer everolimus-eluting in the treatment of patients with bifurcation lesions at 1-year follow up.