A randomised controlled trial of the sirolimus-eluting biodegradable polymer ultra-thin Supraflex stent versus the everolimus-eluting biodegradable polymer SYNERGY stent for three-vessel coronary artery disease: rationale and design of the Multivessel TALENT trial

Hironori Hara, Chao Gao, Norihiro Kogame, Masafumi Ono, Hideyuki Kawashima, Rutao Wang, Marie-Angèle Morel, Neil O'Leary, Faisal Sharif, Helge Möllmann, Johan H. C. Reiber, Manel Sabaté, Azfar Zaman, William Wijns, Yoshinobu Onuma, Patrick W. Serruys

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AIMS: The purpose of the Multivessel TALENT trial is to compare clinical outcomes of the novel Supraflex Cruz stent with those of the SYNERGY stent in patients with three-vessel disease (3VD) undergoing state-of-the-art percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHODS AND RESULTS: In this prospective, randomised, 1:1 balanced, multicentre, open-label trial, 1,550 patients with de novo 3VD without left main disease will be assigned to the Supraflex Cruz or SYNERGY arm. The following treatment principles of "best practice" PCI will be applied: Heart Team consensus based on SYNTAX score II treatment recommendation, functional lesion evaluation by quantitative flow ratio (QFR), stent optimisation by intravascular imaging, optimal pharmacological treatment and prasugrel monotherapy. The primary endpoint is a non-inferiority comparison of the patient-oriented composite endpoint (POCE) of all-cause death, any stroke, any myocardial infarction, or any revascularisation, at 12 months post procedure. The powered secondary endpoint is a superiority comparison of the vessel-oriented composite endpoint (VOCE), defined as vessel-related cardiovascular death, vessel-related myocardial infarction, or clinically and physiologically indicated target vessel revascularisation, at 24 months. CONCLUSIONS: The Multivessel TALENT trial will be evaluating a novel treatment strategy for complex coronary artery disease with state-of-the-art PCI based on angiography-derived QFR with novel ultra-thin Supraflex Cruz stents, compared with SYNERGY stents. Clinical Trial Registration URL: https://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04390672. Unique Identifier: NCT04390672 Visual summary. Flow chart of the Multivessel TALENT trial. 3VD: three-vessel disease; QFR: quantitative flow ratio; IVUS: intravascular ultrasound; OCT: optical coherence tomography; CTO: chronic total occlusion; OMT: optimal medical therapy; POCE: patient-oriented composite endpoint; VOCE: vessel-oriented composite endpoint.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e997-e1004
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 18 Dec 2020

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