CytoSorbents STAR Registry Data on Patients on Ticagrelor Undergoing CABG Surgery with CytoSorb Presented at EuroPCR 2024. Named Top Five Finalist for Best Scientific Abstract


PRINCETON, N.J., June 04, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CytoSorbents Corporation (NASDAQ: CTSO), a leader in the treatment of life-threatening conditions in the intensive care unit and cardiac surgery using blood purification via its proprietary polymer adsorption technology, announces the recent data presentation entitled “Early CABG with Intraoperative Haemoadsorption in Patients on Ticagrelor: The Safe and Timely Antithrombotic Removal (STAR) Registry,” at the international EuroPCR 2024 conference in Paris, France - the world-leading course in interventional cardiovascular medicine with over 12,000 attendees - where it was also selected as a top 5 finalist in the best scientific abstract competition.

Professor Robert F. Storey, Academic Director and Honorary Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery Directorate, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield, UK and Co-Principal Investigator of the international STAR Registry, presented real-world outcomes on 102 patients on ticagrelor (Brilinta®/Brilique®, AstraZeneca) who underwent non-deferrable coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery with intraoperative CytoSorb® blood purification before completing the recommended 3-day drug washout period, across 23 European heart centers in Germany, U.K., Austria, Sweden, and Belgium.

  • In these 102 patients, the mean time from the last dose of ticagrelor was 22.8 hours. The mean age was 63.8 years, approximately 80% were male, and 43% had diabetes
  • There were no device-related adverse events reported by investigators using intraoperative CytoSorb during CABG surgery
  • Overall, severe bleeding according to the Universal Definition of Perioperative Bleeding criteria (UDPB ≥ 3) occurred in 9.8% of patients
  • In a subgroup analysis, the study population was divided into 2 groups. Group 1 comprised patients operated

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