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NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia physician-scientists present at ACC's 57th Annual Scientific Session
Date:3/28/2008

NEW YORK (March 27, 2008) -- Physician-scientists from NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center will present their latest research findings at the American College of Cardiology's 57th Annual Scientific Session in Chicago, March 29 to April 1. Among the most significant presentations are the following:

Drug-Eluting Stents Versus Bare-Metal Stents for Transplant Allograft Vasculopathy

Dr. Jeffrey Moses Director of the Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy and director of the Cardiac Catheterization Lab at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center and professor of medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Heart transplant patients are more vulnerable to accelerated arteriosclerosis in their transplanted heart than the general population. In one of the largest studies of its kind, NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia researchers found that drug-eluting stents were able to better keep arteries open and prevent narrowing than bare-metal stents. However, mortality rates for interventions were equal.


The Impact of Mandatory Angiographic Follow-up on the One-Year Clinical and Angiographic Results From Endeavor IV: A Randomized Comparison of the Endeavor Drug (ABT-578) Eluting Stent System vs. Taxus in De Novo Native Coronary Lesions

Dr. Martin B. Leon Associate director of the Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center and professor of medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is founder and chairman emeritus of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation in New York City.

This presentation will look at follow-up using angiograms and clinical outcomes on patients in the Endeavor IV study, which compares the Endeavor drug-eluting stent with the Taxus drug-eluting stent. The results indicate that clinical follow-up may be m
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