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A randomised comparison between everolimus-eluting stent and sirolimus-eluting stent in chronic coronary total occlusions. Rationale and design of the CIBELES (non-acute Coronary occlusion treated by EveroLimus-Eluting Stent) trial.

Author(s): Moreno R, Garcia E, Teles RC, Almeida MS, Carvalho HC, Sabate M, Martin-Reyes R, Rumoroso JR, Galeote G, Goicolea FJ, Moreu J, Mainar V, Mauri J, Ferreira R, Valdes M, Perez de Prado A, Martin-Yuste V, Jimenez-Valero S, Sanchez-Recalde A, Calvo L, Lopez de Sa E, Macaya C, Lopez-Sendon JL

Affiliation(s): University Hospital La Paz, Madrid, Spain. raulmorenog@terra.es

Publication date & source: 2010-05, EuroIntervention., 6(1):112-6.

Publication type: Comparative Study; Multicenter Study; Randomized Controlled Trial

Chronic total coronary occlusions constitute a sub-group of lesions at very high risk of restenosis after successful percutaneous coronary intervention. The sirolimus-eluting coronary stent is the only drugeluting stent that has demonstrated to reduce angiographic restenosis and the need for new revascularisation procedures in comparison with bare-metal stents in randomised clinical trials focusing on these lesions. Everolimus-eluting stents have shown to offer optimal angiographic and clinical outcomes in comparison with bare-metal stents and paclitaxel-eluting stents, but no randomised trials have tested the device in chronic total occlusions. The CIBELES (non-acute Coronary occlusIon treated By EveroLimus- Eluting Stent) will randomise 208 patients with chronic total coronary occlusions in 13 centres from Portugal and Spain to receive everolimus- or sirolimus-eluting coronary stents. The primary endpoint will be angiographic in-stent late loss.

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