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Am J Cardiol. 2005 Mar 15;95(6):709-15.

Impact of obesity on revascularization and restenosis rates after bare-metal and drug-eluting stent implantation (from the TAXUS-IV trial).

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Cardiovascular Research Foundation, New York, New York 10022, USA.


The effect of obesity on repeat coronary revascularization and restenosis in patients who undergo stent implantation has not been reported. We therefore examined the database from the multicenter randomized TAXUS-IV trial to determine the effect of body mass index (BMI) on outcomes after bare-metal and drug-eluting stent implantation. In TAXUS-IV, patients were randomized to receive a slow-release, polymer-based, paclitaxel-eluting stent or a bare-metal stent. Outcomes were stratified by baseline BMI. Of the 1,307 randomized patients who had documented BMI, 233 (17.8%) had normal weight (BMI <25 kg/m2), 531 (40.6%) were overweight (BMI < or =25 to 30 kg/m2), and 543 (41.5%) were obese (BMI > or =30 kg/m2). Patients who had been assigned to receive bare-metal stents and were overweight and obese compared with those who had normal weight had higher rates of 9-month binary restenosis (29.2% and 30.5% vs 9.3%, respectively; p = 0.01) and 1-year major adverse cardiac events (20.8% and 23.2% vs 11.1%, respectively; p = 0.02), whereas rates of these events did not differ significantly among those who received a paclitaxel-eluting stent (7.6% and 9.3% vs 4.9%, respectively for binary restenosis; p = 0.65; 11.3% and 10.4% vs 10.1%, respectively; p = 0.82 for major adverse cardiac events). By multivariate analysis, BMI > or =30.0 kg/m2 independently predicted binary restenosis (hazard ratio 4.26, p = 0.005), 1-year target vessel revascularization (hazard ratio 1.95, p = 0.04), and major adverse cardiac events (hazard ratio 1.95, p = 0.004) in patients who received bare-metal stents but not paclitaxel-eluting stents. In conclusion, obesity is an important risk factor for clinical and angiographic restenosis and for composite major adverse cardiac events in patients who receive bare-metal stents. Paclitaxel-eluting stents attenuate the increased risk associated with obesity, such that the intermediate-term prognosis after percutaneous coronary intervention is independent of weight.

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