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Boston Scientific's PROMUS Element™ Platinum Chromium Stent Demonstrates Excellent Outcomes in Patients With Long Coronary Lesions
Date:11/8/2011

NATICK, Mass. and SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) reports clinical endpoint data from its PLATINUM Long Lesion trial, demonstrating excellent outcomes for the PROMUS Element™ Everolimus-Eluting Platinum Chromium (PtCr) Stent System in patients with long coronary lesions.  Results were presented today by Paul S. Teirstein, M.D., of the Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, California, and Co-Principal Investigator of the trial, at the Cardiovascular Research Foundation's annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) scientific symposium in San Francisco.

The PLATINUM Long Lesion trial compared the PROMUS Element Stent System in patients with long de novo lesions (>24 to less than or equal to 34 mm in length and greater than or equal to 2.50 to less than or equal to 4.25 mm in diameter) to a pre-defined performance goal based on historical results in patients treated with the 32 mm TAXUS® Express2™ Paclitaxel-Eluting Stent System.  The prospective, single-arm trial enrolled 102 patients at 30 sites.  

"The PROMUS Element Stent achieved impressive clinical outcomes in this patient population with long lesions," said Dr. Teirstein.  "This everolimus-based stent, built on an advanced platinum chromium platform, demonstrated low rates of revascularization while reporting no cardiac death, myocardial infarction or stent thrombosis at one year, and should offer physicians greater confidence and flexibility in treating longer lesions with a single stent."

The PLATINUM Long Lesion study met its primary endpoint of target lesion failure (TLF) at 12 months with a 3.2 percent rate for the PROMUS Element Stent in the per protocol population compared to a pre-specified performance goal of 19.4 percent (p<0.001) based on historical outcomes for the TAXUS Express Stent.  Co
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