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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

mponents of TLF in the per protocol population for the PROMUS Element Stent included cardiac death related to the target vessel (0.0 percent), myocardial infarction (MI or heart attack) related to the target vessel (0.0 percent) and ischemia-driven target lesion revascularization (TLR, 3.2 percent).  Clinical outcome rates at 12 months in the intent-to-treat population were low for all death (1.0 percent), cardiac death (0.0 percent), MI (0.0 percent), TLR (3.1 percent) and ARC definite/probable stent thrombosis (0.0 percent).  Clinical procedural success was achieved in 100 percent of patients.

"The PLATINUM Long Lesion data build on the positive outcomes from the PLATINUM Workhorse, Small Vessel and QCA studies, confirming the successful transfer of favorable outcomes associated with everolimus to the novel platinum chromium thin-strut stent design," said Keith D. Dawkins, M.D., Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Boston Scientific's Cardiology, Rhythm and Vascular Group.  "These results demonstrate a highly effective PtCr long lesion stent platform with an excellent safety profile."

The PROMUS Element Stent System received CE Mark approval and was launched in Europe and other international markets in 2009. In February 2011, Boston Scientific launched the PROMUS Element Stent System in India, and, in October, announced the commencement of a phased launch in China.  The PROMUS Element Stent features an innovative PtCr alloy and new stent design to offer greater radial strength, exceptional deliverability and high visibility. The thin-strut stent is designed for improved conformability, minimal recoil and uniform lesion coverage and drug distribution. The advanced low-profile delivery system, coupled with increased radiopacity, facilitates precise delivery of the stent across challenging lesions.

In the U.S., the PROMUS Element Stent is an investigational device, limited by Federal law to investigational use
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