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JACC Cardiovasc Interv


Background: Left ventricular (LV) dysfunction is associated with an increased risk of adverse events in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). However, the impact of LV ejection fraction (LVEF) on the outcomes of Impella-supported high-risk PCI (HRPCI) is unknown.

Methods: Patients enrolled in the prospective, multicenter, and observational PROTECT III study from March 2017 to March 2020 who underwent Impella-supported HRPCI at the operator’s discretion (non-cardiogenic shock). Patients were divided into three tertiles (T) based on baseline LVEF: T1 (the lowest), T2, and T3 (the highest). The primary outcome is the rate of 90-day major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events (MACCE), defined as the composite of all-cause death, myocardial infarction, stroke/transient ischemic attack, and repeated revascularization as adjudicated by an independent CEC.

Results: Of 1237 patients, 940 with available baseline LVEF were analyzed. T1 included 353 patients (mean LVEF 19.6±4.7), T2 included 274 patients (mean LVEF 32.2±3.5), and T3 included 313 patients (mean LVEF 52.6±9.2). Patients in the higher tertiles were older, more likely to be females, presented more with acute coronary syndrome, and had more frequent left main disease. Also, severely calcified lesions and atherectomy utilization were more frequent in the higher tertiles. The rates of 90-day MACCE were comparable across all tertiles. Furthermore, PCI-related complications and 1-year mortality were also comparable (Table). After multivariable adjustment, 90-day MACCE was not significantly different between the LVEF tertiles (p=0.32).

Conclusion: In patients with HRPCI supported by Impella, the rates of in-hospital adverse events, PCI-related complications, 90-day MACCE, and 1-year mortality were comparable among the different LVEF tertiles.





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