European Heart Journal

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ISSN / EISSN : 0195668X / 15229645
Current Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP) (10.1093)
Former Publisher: Elsevier BV (10.1053) , AIP Publishing (10.1063) , Elsevier BV (10.1016)
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Borja Ibanez
European Heart Journal; doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehz716

Partho P Sengupta, Sirish Shrestha, Irfan Zeb
European Heart Journal; doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehz708

Luca Liberale, Daniel S Gaul, Alexander Akhmedov, Nicole R Bonetti, Vanasa Nageswaran, Sarah Costantino, Jürgen Pahla, Julien Weber, Vera Fehr, Daria Vdovenko, et al.
European Heart Journal; doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehz712

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Faisal M Merchant
European Heart Journal; doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehz715

Alexander Bartelt, Jonathon Leipsic, Christian Weber
European Heart Journal; doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehz717

Carolina Solis-Herrera, Omar Sheikh, Robert Chilton
European Heart Journal; doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehz730

European Heart Journal; doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehz749

Abstract:Corrigendum to: Efficacy of apixaban when compared with warfarin in relation to renal function in patients with atrial fibrillation: insights from the ARISTOTLE trial [Eur Heart J (2012);33:2821–2830].
Eva Freisinger, Jeanette Koeppe, Joachim Gerss, Dennis Goerlich, Nasser M Malyar, Ursula Marschall, Andreas Faldum, Holger Reinecke
European Heart Journal; doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehz698

Abstract:Aims Drug-eluting devices (DED) represent a well-established therapy being widely used for endovascular revascularization (EVR) of peripheral vessels. Recent data indicate a two-fold increased long-term mortality in patients treated with paclitaxel-based DED. The subsequent safety concerns affected international regulatory authorities to enunciate several alerts for further application of DED. Methods and results In 9.2 million insurants of the German BARMER Health Insurance, data on the application of paclitaxel-based drug-eluting stents (DES) and drug-coated balloons (DCB) were retrieved from their introduction on the market in 2007 until present. All patients with first EVR between 2007 and 2015 were indexed and followed until 31 December 2017. Each subsequently applied DES, DCB, bare-metal stent, and uncoated balloon was included in further analyses. Multivariable Cox regression analysis considered potential non-linear time-dependent hazard ratios (HRs) of DES and DCB over 11 years. We identified 64 771 patients who underwent 107 112 EVR procedures using 23 137 DED. Multivariable Cox regression analysis showed paclitaxel-based DES not to be associated with increased long-term mortality for over 11 years past application (all P > 0.057). DCB was associated with decreased long-term mortality for the first year past application (HR 0.92; P < 0.001), and indifferent correlation in the years thereafter (all P > 0.202). Conclusion Our real-world analysis showed no evidence for increased mortality associated with paclitaxel-based DED for over 11 years.
Allan Davies, Thomas F Lüscher
European Heart Journal; doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehz711