Prognostic impact of periprocedural bleeding and myocardial infarction after percutaneous coronary intervention in unselected patients: results from the EVENT (evaluation of drug-eluting stents and ischemic events) registry.


Journal Article

OBJECTIVES: Our aim was to examine the prognostic importance of hemorrhagic and ischemic complications after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in unselected patients. BACKGROUND: In randomized trials of PCI, major bleeding and periprocedural myocardial infarction (pMI) have been associated with increased mortality. Whether similar associations exist among un-selected PCI patients is unknown. METHODS: We used data from the EVENT (Evaluation of Drug Eluting Stents and Ischemic Events) registry-a multicenter registry of unselected patients undergoing PCI-to examine the association between both in-hospital bleeding and pMI and 1-year mortality. Cardiac enzyme levels were assessed in all patients, and pMI was defined as a peak creatine kinase-MB value >or=3x the upper limit of normal. Post-PCI bleeding was classified by Thrombolysis In Myocardial Infarction criteria. RESULTS: After excluding patients with elevated pre-PCI creatine kinase-MB values and ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction at presentation (n = 1,626), a total of 5,961 patients were available for evaluation. Rates of post-PCI bleeding and pMI were 3.0% and 7.1%, respectively; 1-year all-cause mortality was 2.8%. After multivariable adjustment, both post-PCI bleeding (adjusted hazard ratio [HR]: 3.83, 95% confidence interval: 2.48 to 5.90, p < 0.001) and pMI (adjusted HR: 1.84, 95% confidence interval: 1.17 to 2.89, p = 0.009) were independently associated with 1-year mortality. Time period-specific analyses demonstrated that the adjusted HR for bleeding was similar for 30-day mortality and mortality between 1 month and 1 year, while the adjusted HR for pMI was greater for 30-day mortality as compared with mortality between 1 month and 1 year. CONCLUSIONS: Among unselected PCI patients, both post-PCI bleeding and pMI are independently associated with increased 1-year mortality. Continued efforts to reduce these complications after PCI are warranted.

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Cited Authors

  • Lindsey, JB; Marso, SP; Pencina, M; Stolker, JM; Kennedy, KF; Rihal, C; Barsness, G; Piana, RN; Goldberg, SL; Cutlip, DE; Kleiman, NS; Cohen, DJ; EVENT Registry Investigators,

Published Date

  • November 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 1074 - 1082

PubMed ID

  • 19926047

Pubmed Central ID

  • 19926047

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1876-7605

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jcin.2009.09.002


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States