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Boston Scientific Announces Its ACC 2011 Schedule
Date:3/29/2011

NATICK, Mass., March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced its clinical trial news and events schedule at the 60th Annual Scientific Session of the American College of Cardiology/i2 Summit, April 2-5, 2011 in New Orleans.

"Twelve-month results from the PLATINUM Workhorse clinical trial will provide important data on our next-generation PROMUS Element™ Everolimus-Eluting Platinum Chromium (PtCr) Stent as compared to our market-leading PROMUS® Stent," said Keith D. Dawkins, M.D., Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Boston Scientific's Cardiology, Rhythm and Vascular (CRV) Group.  "Additional analysis from the PERSEUS trial will further demonstrate differences in the PtCr platform compared to prior-generation stents."  

Schedule of Events (All times are CST, with events to be held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.)

Sunday, April 3

  • Comparison of PERSEUS/ATLAS trial data.  Dean Kereiakes, M.D., will present an analysis of case-matched data from 2,298 patients enrolled in the PERSEUS and TAXUS ATLAS clinical trials.  The study will compare nine-month angiographic and 12-month clinical outcomes of the ION™ Paclitaxel-Eluting Platinum Chromium Coronary Stent System (TAXUS® Element™) to the TAXUS® Liberte® Paclitaxel-Eluting Coronary Stent System.  Both stents use the same drug and polymer but differ in metal alloy composition, stent design and strut thickness.  Results will be presented from 10 to 11:15 a.m. during a poster session in Hall F.  The Company plans to issue a press release announcing trial results at this time.

  • Cost Effectiveness of ION Stent in Small Vessels.  Mark Turco, M.D., will present an analysis of the cost effectiveness of the ION Stent (TAXUS Element) versus the
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