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

Renato D. Lopes, Judson B. Williams, Rajendra H. Mehta, Eric M. Reyes, Gail E. Hafley, Keith B. Allen, Michael J. MacK, Eric D. Peterson, Robert A. Harrington, C. Michael Gibson, Robert M. Califf, Nicholas T. Kouchoukos, T. Bruce Ferguson, Todd J. Lorenz, John H. Alexander

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)379-386.e1
JournalAmerican heart journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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