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Positive Long Term Data Presented at ACC 2010 Demonstrate Sustained Safety and Efficacy Advantages of the Cypher(R) Sirolimus Drug-Eluting Stent Over the Endeavor(R) Zotarolimus-Eluting Stent
Date:3/17/2010

WATERLOO, Belgium, March 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ --

- SORT OUT III Data Presented at American College of Cardiology Meeting in Atlanta and Published in the Lancet

Investigators reported the long-term follow-up of the largest randomized comparison between the CYPHER(R) Sirolimus-eluting Coronary Stent and Medtronic's Endeavor(R) Stent highlighting significant and sustained clinical differences. These important findings were presented at the American College of Cardiology annual meeting, (ACC 2010) in Atlanta and published on-line in the prestigious journal The Lancet. The CYPHER(R) Stent was associated with significantly lower rates of death, myocardial infarction (heart attack), and repeat revascularization (the need for another procedure) than the Endeavor(R) Stent out to 18 months. This study adds to the unmatched body of safety and efficacy data on the CYPHER(R) Stent with this comparison to the more recently approved Endeavor(R) Stent in a contemporary setting.

The large randomized trial SORT OUT III included more than 2,300 patients across a wide range of lesion and patient complexity. The investigators reported that the mortality rate (4.4% for Endeavor(R) vs. 2.7% for CYPHER(
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