The researchers believe that the findings of their study will have a major impact on how decisions are made regarding drug-eluting and bare metal stents
in the highest risk patients, those in the early hours of a heart attack.
8% with the coated stent and 20% with the bare metal stent
Bare metal stents
, despite their impressive efficacy in large arteries, proved ineffective in preventing restenosis in small vessels in four of five clinical trials, and therefore aren't used in this setting in clinical practice.
The PRO-Kinetic Energy is a thin strut (60m), cobalt chromium bare metal stent
, completely sealed with a thin layer of amorphous silicon carbide, PROBIO.
There's evidence of a significant drug effect even at two years, with a much higher rate of the arteries remaining open than with angioplasty or with bare metal stents
," said Michael Dake, M.
The report provides analysis and review of the key clinical trials being carried out globally and across key Bare Metal Stent
market categories - Bare Metal Stent
Table 45: Leading Players in the European Bare Metal Stent
Market (2004, 2005 & 2006) - Percentage Breakdown by Value Sales for Guidant, Medtronic, Boston Scientific, Johnson & Johnson, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29
Mark Landy, president and chief executive officer of MIV Therapeutics said, "Our progress in making the Protea a stent platform for use as a bare metal stent
and as a platform for drug-eluting stents has been rapid.
Ever since the issue of late-stage thrombosis associated with drug-eluting coronary stents (DECS) came to light recently, interventional cardiologists have been reexamining the valuable role bare metal stents
can play in treating coronary artery disease in many patients," explained Joe Horn, president of Global Therapeutics.
067) and major adverse cardiac events, also known as MACE, were both improved with the CYPHER([R])Stent, this did not reach statistical significance, likely reflecting progression of coronary artery disease at sites other than the original location of bare metal stent
At five-year follow-up, the patients in the CYPHER([R]) Stent arm of the New SIRIUS study continued to be significantly less likely than the patients in the bare metal stent
arm to need another procedure in the same arterial area (target lesion revascularization).
WASHINGTON -- Presented today at the Cardiovascular Research Foundation's annual TCT meeting, a pooled analysis of safety data from Medtronic's ENDEAVOR clinical program affirmed the superior safety of the Endeavor[R] drug-eluting coronary stent compared to the best-in-class Medtronic bare metal stent