Edifoligide and long-term outcomes after coronary artery bypass grafting: PRoject of Ex-vivo Vein graft ENgineering via Transfection IV (PREVENT IV) 5-year results.


Journal Article

BACKGROUND: Edifoligide, an E2F transcription factor decoy, does not prevent vein graft failure or adverse clinical outcomes at 1 year in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). We compared the 5-year clinical outcomes of patients in PREVENT IV treated with edifoligide and placebo to identify predictors of long-term clinical outcomes. METHODS: A total of 3,014 patients undergoing CABG with at least 2 planned vein grafts were enrolled. Kaplan-Meier curves were generated to compare the long-term effects of edifoligide and placebo. A Cox proportional hazards model was constructed to identify factors associated with 5-year post-CABG outcomes. The main outcome measures were death, myocardial infarction (MI), repeat revascularization, and rehospitalization through 5 years. RESULTS: Five-year follow-up was complete in 2,865 patients (95.1%). At 5 years, patients randomized to edifoligide and placebo had similar rates of death (11.7% and 10.7%, respectively), MI (2.3% and 3.2%), revascularization (14.1% and 13.9%), and rehospitalization (61.6% and 62.5%). The composite outcome of death, MI, or revascularization occurred at similar frequency in patients assigned to edifoligide and placebo (26.3% and 25.5%, respectively; hazard ratio 1.03 [95% CI 0.89-1.18], P = .721). Factors associated with death, MI, or revascularization at 5 years included peripheral and/or cerebrovascular disease, time on cardiopulmonary bypass, lung disease, diabetes mellitus, and congestive heart failure. CONCLUSIONS: Up to a quarter of patients undergoing CABG will have a major cardiac event or repeat revascularization procedure within 5 years of surgery. Edifoligide does not affect outcomes after CABG; however, common identifiable baseline and procedural risk factors are associated with long-term outcomes after CABG.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lopes, RD; Williams, JB; Mehta, RH; Reyes, EM; Hafley, GE; Allen, KB; Mack, MJ; Peterson, ED; Harrington, RA; Gibson, CM; Califf, RM; Kouchoukos, NT; Ferguson, TB; Lorenz, TJ; Alexander, JH

Published Date

  • September 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 164 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 379 - 386.e1

PubMed ID

  • 22980305

Pubmed Central ID

  • 22980305

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1097-6744

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ahj.2012.05.019


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States