Navigation Links
Study Finds Benefits With Drug-Coated Stents
Date:10/3/2007

Better outcomes for high-risk patients

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Drug-coated stents offered a clear advantage over the bare-metal kind for high-risk patients with blocked coronary arteries, a large Canadian study found.

The rate of restenosis -- having the artery become blocked again after stent implant -- was "significantly lower" over the following two years for those getting drug-coated stents, 7.4 percent versus 10.7 percent. The three-year death rate was 5.5 percent in the coated-stent group, compared to 7.8 percent in the bare-metal group.

"We found the results in low-risk patients were almost identical [between the two types of stents], so we would reserve coated stents for high-risk cases," said study lead author Dr. Jack V. Tu, a senior scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences in Toronto.

The study findings also provide some comfort about worries that a high rate of restenosis increases the risk of heart attacks in those getting coated stents. The two-year heart attack rate was similar in the two groups, 5.2 percent for bare-metal stents and 5.7 percent for coated stents.

"These were traditional heart attacks rather than being caused by restenosis, so it provides a lot of reassurance," Tu said.

The findings are published in the Oct. 4 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

The dominant drug-eluting stent used in the trial was the Taxus, coated with the drug paclitaxel and marketed by Boston Scientific, Tu said. It was used in 80 of those getting a coated stent, with about 17 percent getting the Cypher, which is coated with sirolimus and marketed by Cordis.

Recent studies have found the risk of restenosis is lower with the Cypher stent. Tu said his group has not yet looked for a product-to-product comparison.

The study defined high risk as the presence of two of three risk factors for restenosis -- diabetes, havin
'/>"/>

Copyright©2007 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Rural Canadians travel far for specialists: study
2. A new study surpasses Gene Therapy Hurdle
3. Tomato Sauce reduces Cancer Risk- Study
4. A question on study of Adult Stem Cell
5. Study on obesity and heart failure
6. National Lung Study in the process
7. Marijuana gateway theory strengthened by study of twins
8. Old theory of adaptation confirmed by new study
9. Study casts doubt on keyboard ills
10. Gene study links endometriosis, infertility
11. Study reveals how stress can make you sick
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/23/2014)... November 23, 2014 AngelWeddingDress.com ... a new selection of beach wedding dresses. “If you ... prices, visit AngelWeddingDress.com as soon as possible. Here you ... The sales manager says. , Holding a big marriage ... And choosing a beautiful beach wedding dress is uppermost ...
(Date:11/23/2014)... Wright & Schulte LLC recently filed ... West Virginia residents who allege that they developed thyroid ... to drinking C8 contaminated water released by the ... to the C8 complaints, the plaintiffs were exposed to ... in at least one of the six water districts ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... (PRWEB) November 23, 2014 Cancer researchers ... a connection between intercellular communication tunnels and the growth ... the full story on the Surviving Mesothelioma website. ... and the University of Minnesota have just released their ... information and materials between cells. They found that ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... BambooFlooringChina.com is a famous brand in the bamboo flooring ... of bamboo mats ; the new models are offered ... , According to the sales manager of BambooFlooringChina.com, Bamboo is ... renewable resource. Their bamboo mats are 100% made from natural ... natural bamboo with caramel bamboo strips. , “Bamboo ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... November 22, 2014 In order to provide ... promotion of cocktail party dresses. The business knows that a ... social occasions. , Now, the party dresses supplier’s ... 70% off. As the leading company in fashion industry, LunaDress ... outfit for every customer. So it always raises the professional ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Beach Wedding Dresses Added to Outstanding Online Dress Company AngelWeddingDress.com 2Health News:40 C8 Lawsuit Claims Filed By Wright & Schulte LLC Alleged Serious Illness Due To C8 Contaminated Water In Ohio And West Virginia 2Health News:40 C8 Lawsuit Claims Filed By Wright & Schulte LLC Alleged Serious Illness Due To C8 Contaminated Water In Ohio And West Virginia 3Health News:40 C8 Lawsuit Claims Filed By Wright & Schulte LLC Alleged Serious Illness Due To C8 Contaminated Water In Ohio And West Virginia 4Health News:Study Links Cellular ‘Tunnels’ to Mesothelioma Proliferation, According to Surviving Mesothelioma 2Health News:Trendy Bamboo Mats Online Now By BambooFlooringChina.com 2Health News:LunaDress Unveils Fabulous Cocktail Party Dresses 2
... donated over $7 Million for the Jimmy Fund, ... store owners,in New England Monday raised just over ... proceeds generated from the 11th Annual,Dunkin, Donuts George ... by Dunkin, Donuts Northeast Distribution Center (NEDCP),and held ...
... Indulge yourself on a,lazy Sunday with a great meal and ... to unwind., Every Sunday, from 12pm - 4pm, Voda Spa ... Spa,ing and brunching:, Brunch Massage $140 ... $175, Choose from a selection of delicious dishes ...
... is still working in more than 30,earthquake-affected communities ... When the massive,earthquake struck this region last August ... 140,000 people homeless.,Although the spotlight has moved on, ... working with the Peruvian Red Cross to help ...
... scientists have made a breakthrough in understanding how a ... help the body to fight bacterial infections in the ... in Nature Medicine. , Hans-Uwe Simon, ... from the University of Utah School of Medicine, and ...
... Best Medical Spa in America. Raleigh, NC medspa Blue Water Spa owner ... Medspa conference on October 6, 2008 in Orlando, FL. , ... Raleigh, ... has been voted Best Medical Spa in America. Medical Spa Owner Kile ...
... 14-year old founder of The Blue Lion Foundation is raffling her tickets ... and inspire people of all ages to overcome challenges through persistence and ... ... Allen,s father purchased tickets for her to The Jonas Brothers, she decided ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Dunkin' Donuts Event Raises $800,000 for Cancer Research in One Day 2Health News:One Year Later: Red Cross Helping Peru Earthquake Survivors Rebuild 2Health News:White blood cell uses DNA 'catapult' to fight infection 2Health News:Medical Spa Consulting from Best Medspa in America to Provide Advanced Medical Spa Education at Medspa Conference in Orlando, FL 2Health News:Medical Spa Consulting from Best Medspa in America to Provide Advanced Medical Spa Education at Medspa Conference in Orlando, FL 3Health News:Pittsburgh Teen Raffles Her Jonas Brothers Tickets to Educate and Inspire 2Health News:Pittsburgh Teen Raffles Her Jonas Brothers Tickets to Educate and Inspire 3
(Date:11/22/2014)... Research and Markets  has announced the addition of the ... report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ... market has been expanding rapidly owing to the improvement ... 2005-2013, sales of recombinant protein drugs available in Chinese ... it is projected that China ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... Nov. 21, 2014  Alere Inc. (NYSE: ... has appointed Juliet Cunningham as Vice President, ... be responsible for driving communications with the investment community. ... series of changes to increase shareholder value, it is ... said Namal Nawana, Chief Executive Officer. "We are delighted ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... and VIENNA, Va. , ... in-home care provider that operates in Southern ... leading provider of remote caregiving technology. Alta will be ... existing client receiving homecare services. Logo - ... technology is the key to providing the kind of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:China Recombinant Protein Drug Industry Report, 2014-2017 2China Recombinant Protein Drug Industry Report, 2014-2017 3Alere Appoints Juliet Cunningham to Lead Investor Relations 2Alta Home Care, Inc. and BeClose Partner to Enable Seniors to Remain in Their Homes Safely and Securely 2
... identify patients at a high risk for ... events in heart failure patients, TORONTO, Sept. 24 ... Access and Review Trending Information and Evaluate,Correlation to Symptoms ... Annual Scientific Meeting of the Heart Failure Society of ...
... Arpida,Ltd. (SWX: ARPN) today announced the completion of ... oral iclaprim in patients with,complicated Skin and Skin ... as a multi-centre, double-blind comparative,study. Patients suffering from ... days of treatment and were then randomised to ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Can Implantable Devices for Heart Failure Help Assess Risk of Future Adverse Events for Heart Failure Patients? 2Can Implantable Devices for Heart Failure Help Assess Risk of Future Adverse Events for Heart Failure Patients? 3Arpida Completes Enrolment in Phase II "Intravenous-to-Oral" Switch Trial With Oral Iclaprim 2Arpida Completes Enrolment in Phase II "Intravenous-to-Oral" Switch Trial With Oral Iclaprim 3
Smooth colibri tip; In Titanium....
Straight Shafts with 0.2mm 1X2 Teeth, 5mm Tying Platform; In Titanium....
Gently curved 5mm Platform With 12, 0.12mm Teeth; In Titanium....
Curved Shaft with 5mm Platform; 1x2, 0.12 mm teeth; In Titanium....
Medicine Products: