I am glad to have a bare metal stent
that performs like the PREMIER DES but allows me to treat patients who are not candidates for DES therapy," said Prof.
Outcomes from prior registry and randomised trials of drug-eluting stents compared to bare metal stents
in heart attack patients have been conflicting.
Using drug-eluting stents over bare metal stents
in these lesions is the appropriate thing to do.
These data, from the largest clinical study ever conducted on peripheral stenting, clearly show a sustained drug effect for paclitaxel-eluting stents versus bare metal stents
after three years," said Rob Lyles, vice president and global leader of Cook Medical's Peripheral Intervention clinical division.
NEW ORLEANS -- Drug-eluting stents slashed the restenosis rate by 90%, compared with bare metal stents
, in the first randomized comparative trial of their effects in small coronary arteries.
For the treatment of coronary artery lesions, it is crucial to have a bare metal stent
available that is not only highly deliverable, but also safe and effective in a broad patient population--including elderly patients and those presenting with acute coronary syndrome, stated Prof.
It is also important to note that at five years, the long-term safety of the CYPHER(R) Stent was comparable to that of the bare metal stent
arm of this study, and this reinforces the existing body of evidence supporting the long-term safety and efficacy of the CYPHER(R) Stent.
Table 2: Leading Players in the Global Bare Metal Stents
Cordis Corporation today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement whereby it will become the exclusive global distributor of a family of bare metal stents
for coronary applications developed by Medinol.
For the slow-release formulation, 131 patients were randomly assigned to receive the eluting stent and 136 to receive a bare metal stent
Table 79: Product Status, Twin-Rail Bare Metal Stent
Patients Continue to Fare Significantly Better with the CYPHER(R) Stent Than Bare Metal Stent
, According to New Study Results Presented at ACC 2006
5 percent getting angioplasty plus provisional bare metal stent
, and 12.
There was no evidence of increased total or non Q-wave MI rates for CYHER(R) Stent-treated patients who received multiple long stents, overlapping or non overlapping, compared to a well-matched bare metal stent
control group at 30 days post procedure.
In pre-clinical trials, the drug completely elutes and the polymer is eliminated within 90 days in vivo resulting in a bare metal stent