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Abbott's XIENCE V(R) Continues to Outperform TAXUS With Sustained Clinical Advantages and Impressive Long-Term Safety Results in SPIRIT III Trial
Date:9/21/2009

entation, subgroup analyses from the SPIRIT III trial demonstrated evidence of the strong performance by XIENCE V in a variety of patients and lesion types that represent complex patients. In patients with diabetes, the analysis showed there was no difference at three years in MACE between XIENCE V and TAXUS (11.0 percent for XIENCE V vs. 10.3 percent in TAXUS)*** . In fact, XIENCE V maintained a consistent rate of clinical events after the first year (8.7 percent MACE at one year and 11.0 percent MACE at three years), whereas TAXUS demonstrated a sustained upward trend in clinical events from one year to three years (4.7 percent MACE at one year and 10.3 percent MACE at three years). In patients without diabetes, the MACE rate for TAXUS at three years was more than double the MACE rate for XIENCE V at three years (9.1 percent for XIENCE V vs. 18.7 percent for TAXUS).

"The SPIRIT III data clearly show that XIENCE V performs in a consistent manner, with clinical benefits continuing to improve over time compared to TAXUS," said Robert Hance, senior vice president, vascular, Abbott. "We are pleased to begin this year's TCT conference with a strong showing of data for Abbott's market-leading XIENCE V, and look forward to presenting the highly anticipated SPIRIT IV one-year results later this week, which should provide physicians with additional valuable insights."

One-year results from the company's SPIRIT IV trial will be presented on Wednesday, Sept. 23, during the first late-breaking clinical trials session of the TCT conference. The SPIRIT IV trial is one of the largest randomized clinical trials between two drug eluting stents, with 3,690 patients enrolled, including more than 1,000 patients with diabetes. The study results will provide valuable information about the efficacy and safety of XIENCE V compared to TAXUS. The SPIRIT III trial was not designed to analyze statistical differences in any of the patient subgroups, as th
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