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PROMUS Element™ Stent Demonstrates Exceptional Safety and Effectiveness in PLATINUM Small Vessel Study
Date:5/20/2011

er protocol population included cardiac death related to the target vessel (2.4 percent), myocardial infarction related to the target vessel (MI, 0.0 percent) and ischemia-driven target lesion revascularization (TLR, 0.0 percent).  Clinical outcome rates at 12 months in the intent-to-treat population were also low for cardiac death (3.3 percent), MI (0.0 percent), TLR (2.2 percent) and ARC definite/probable stent thrombosis (0.0 percent).

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

"Boston Scientific has led development of drug-eluting stents for small vessels, which now represent approximately 10 percent of coronary stenting procedures," said Hank Kucheman, Executive Vice President and Group President, Cardiology, Rhythm and Vascular for Boston Scientific.  "This evaluation of the 2.25 mm PROMUS Element Stent reconfirms our commitment to providing a complete range of solutions and sizes for physicians and their patients."

The PLATINUM clinical program is evaluating the safety and effectiveness of the PROMUS Element Stent in five multi-center studies totaling more than 1,800 patients, including a global, randomized, pivotal controlled trial in workhorse lesions, and single-arm studies evaluating small vessels, long lesions, pharmacokinetics, and quantitative coronary angiography and intravascular ultrasound data.  

The PROMUS Element Stent System received CE Mark approval and was launched in Europe and other international markets in 2009.  It features an innovative PtC
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