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Data Published in Circulation Journal Show OrbusNeich's Genous™ Stent Is Safe and Effective in Elderly Patients
Date:10/25/2011

HONG KONG, Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- OrbusNeich today announced the publication of 12-month follow-up data from the e-HEALING (Healthy Endothelial Accelerated Lining Inhibits Neointimal Growth) registry in Circulation Journal that show the Genous Stent is safe and effective in elderly patients.

In the study, no significant difference in stent thrombosis (ST) was observed at 12 months between elderly patients (aged 65 or older) and younger patients. The target lesion revascularization (TLR) rate was not significantly higher with increasing age. Target vessel failure (TVF), the main outcome of the study, was observed more often in elderly patients; TVF occurred in 11.7 percent of patients over the age of 75, in 8.8 percent of patients between the ages of 65 and 74, and in 7 percent of patients younger than 65. The increased rate of TVF in elderly patients was driven mainly by increased mortality.

"Early discontinuation of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) has been identified as a major predictor for the occurrence of ST, and for this reason the elderly are at a particularly high-risk for ST due to their expected non-compliance with DAPT," said Dr. Andres Iniguez of the University of Vigo, Spain. "The elderly comprise an important subgroup of patients for whom long-term DAPT may not be advisable, and these data show that in patients over 65 the Genous Stent was safe and did not lead to an increased risk of ST despite their lower compliance."

The registry's main outcome was TVF at 12-month follow-up, defined as the composite of cardiac death or myocardial infarction (MI) unless unequivocally attributable to a non-target vessel and target vessel revascularization (TVR). Secondary outcomes were the composite of cardiac death, MI and clinically-indicated TLR, the individual outcomes all-cause death, cardi
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