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Analysis of drug-eluting stents data demonstrates safety, efficacy in on-and-off-label use

NEW YORK, NY JUNE 16, 2009 The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) announced that results of the largest meta-analysis to date comparing mortality rates for drug-eluting stents (DES) versus bare metal stents (BMS) were published online June 15 in the journal Circulation . The study also co...

NEJM study finds drug-eluting stents more effective than bare-metal stents in heart attack patients

NEW YORK (May 26, 2009) -- NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, together with the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF), announced that its landmark study comparing the safety and efficacy of drug-eluting stents and bare-metal stents was published in the May 7 ...

CorNova to Present at the Glimpse into the Future: Emerging Drug-Eluting Stents Symposium at EuroPCR 2009

S. Eric Ryan, M.D., Will Discuss the Valecor Platinum(TM) Coronary Stent System on the FiberHalo(TM) Balloon Angioplasty Catheter BURLINGTON, Mass., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- CorNova Inc. today announced S. Eric Ryan, M.D., the company's chairman and chief executive officer, will present the Val...

Drug-Coated Stents Better at Keeping Arteries Open

But they show no lifesaving benefit over bare-metal version, studies show WEDNESDAY, May 6 (HealthDay News) -- Although arteries propped open by drug-coated stents are less likely to become blocked again than those treated with bare-metal stents, the risk of death and heart attacks is...

Appeals Court Affirms That J&J Stents Infringe Boston Scientific Patent; Claims Against TAXUS Liberte Dismissed

NATICK, Mass., March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX ) announced today that the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a decision in the Company's stent litigation with Johnson and Johnson (J&J). The Court of Appeals upheld the District C...

No Increase in Clots With Drug-Eluting Stents

Risk appears the same for bare metal or drug-eluting devices, study found,, SUNDAY, March 29 (HealthDay News) -- Despite initial concerns that stent thrombosis, a blood clot inside a stent, is more common with the drug-eluting device, there appears to be no difference in the clot risk ...

Drug-eluting stents found safe, superior to bare metal stents

DURHAM, NC Drug-eluting stents were safe and superior to bare metal stents in preventing death and heart attacks among 262,700 "real-world" patients enrolled in a nationwide registry of cardiovascular disease, according to researchers from Duke University Medical Center. The findings were pre...

Bioabsorbable stents show promise

A study published today online in The Lancet (March 13, 2009) presented two year data for the bioabsorbable everolimus coronary stent. Commenting on the results, interventional cardiology specialist, Professor Franz Eberli from the University Hospital Zurich (Switzerland) and official spokespers...

Drugs Before Stents for Stable Heart Disease, Study Says

Most important, expert says, is to aggressively try to reduce risk factors,,,,,, THURSDAY, March 12 (HealthDay News) -- Treating people with non-acute heart problems should start with drug therapy, not invasive techniques such as angioplasty or implanting stents, because there is no di...

Drug-Eluting Stents Show Promise for Leg Arteries

Fewer repeat procedures were needed in people with peripheral arterial disease, study finds,, TUESDAY, March 10 (HealthDay News) -- Treating peripheral arterial disease with drug-eluting stents may save lives and limbs in people with severely obstructed arteries, Greek researchers have...

Efficacy of stents is improved when their placement is determined by arterial blood flow measurement

Reperfusion therapy in the form of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is now the recommended first treatment for victims of acute myocardial infarction. New European guidelines issued in November 2008 emphasised speed of action and the importance of reperfusion therapy to restore blood flow ...

UT Southwestern researchers find drug-coated stents less risky for heart bypass patients

DALLAS Jan. 22, 2009 Coronary bypass surgery may carry less risk of serious complications if stents coated with a drug that suppresses cell growth are used in the procedure rather than bare-metal stents, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers and colleagues have found. The study, appearin...

Coated Stents Better Than Bare Metal Ones in Short Run

But slightly higher mortality rates showed up after 3 years, study finds THURSDAY, Dec. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Angioplasty patients who receive stents coated with medication to prevent narrowing of the artery do better one year after the surgery than those who receive bare metal stents...

Drug-Eluting Stents Beat Bare Metal Stents in Diabetics

Study highlights: -- Drug-eluting stents showed improved outcomes as compared with bare metal stents in diabetics. -- No excess adverse events were found with drug-eluting stents in diabetic patients. NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Drug-eluting stents reduced the risk of...

Coated Stents Best for Heart Patients With Diabetes

Were safer, more effective than bare metal ones, study shows MONDAY, Nov. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Drug-coated stents appear to be superior to bare metal stents in both efficacy and safety in patients with diabetes, new research shows. "I would say consistently from randomized trials ...

Drug-Coated Stents Reduce Repeat Artery Procedures

But sicker patients may be getting bare metal devices, study suggests TUESDAY, June 24 (HealthDay News) -- Heart patients who got drug-coated stents did better than those who received the bare-metal kind of stent, a major study found. But it isn't a simple either-or issue, the study...

More patients with drug-coated cardiac stents survive, avoid costly follow-up procedures

(PHILADELPHIA) The more than ten million Americans whove received drug-eluting stents to open their blocked coronary arteries have a bright future, according to new research from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. The findings, among the first large follow-up studies to show a...

Drug-Coated Stents Still Spark Debate

Doctors divided on the risks posed by the artery-opening devices FRIDAY, May 9 (HealthDay News) -- Stents have become a cornerstone of heart-disease treatment, tiny tools that have extended the lives of millions of patients by maintaining the flow of blood through their arteries. Th...

Drug-Eluting Stents Safe After Heart Attack

Long-term study indicates they lower restenosis risk and don't increase mortality probability SUNDAY, March 30 (HealthDay News) -- Drug-eluting stents, the small tubing placed in diseased coronary arteries to keep them open, are more effective than bare-metal stents for heart attack pa...

Drug-Coated Stents Better Than Bare-Metal Ones in Complex Cases

Survival advantage found in 'off-label' uses, report suggests MONDAY, Feb. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Drug-coated stents are better than the bare-metal kind for treating complex arterial blockages, new research finds. "There are two messages I would take away from the study," said Dr. R...

Study Finds Both Coated Stents Perform the Same

Incidence of major adverse events was also lower than researchers anticipated TUESDAY, Jan. 29 (HealthDay News) -- In a large study comparing the real-life effectiveness of two different drug-coated stents, Danish researchers found no overall difference between the two stents and a low...

Study examines self-expanding plastic stents in the treatment of benign esophageal conditions

OAK BROOK, Ill. January 25, 2008 Researchers from Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, recently examined the use of self-expanding plastic stents (SEPSs) in the treatment of benign esophageal disease and found that use of SEPSs resulted in frequent stent migration and few cases of long-term imp...

Surgery Better Than Stents for Multiple Blockages

Fewer deaths, heart attacks found in 18-month study WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Bypass surgery provides a lower risk of death and heart attacks than stents for people with blockages of at least two heart arteries, a large-scale study indicates. The finding is far from the...

Nerites Receives NIH Grant to Study Novel Treatment for Preventing Dangerous Bacterial Infections on Urinary Stents and Catheters

MADISON, Wis., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- While urinary stents and catheters can be life-saving medical devices, 40 percent of patients end up with bacterial infections. With 100 million placed in patients each year, this means that doctors must treat 40 million device-associated infections annua...

Drug-Coated Stents No Riskier in Long Run Than Bare Metal Ones

Largest study to date finds no difference in heart attack or mortality rates SUNDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- In the largest study of its kind to date, Harvard researchers report that they have found drug-eluting stents pose no more risk of heart attack or death than bare metal stent...

New Canadian study finds drug coated heart stents to be safe:

'Effective in High Risk Angioplasty Patients' TORONTO, Oct. 3 /PRNewswire/ - Much controversy has developed over the past year about the safety and potential complications of drug-eluting heart stents, increasing the risk of possible fatal blood clots, even years after an angiopla...

Drug-Coated Stents Go Head to Head

Data analysis suggests sirolimus-coated model is safer THURSDAY, Sept. 13 (HealthDay News) -- A survey of trials of drug-coated stents finds that those coated with the medication siromilus appear to be somewhat safer than those coated with another drug, paclitaxel. Analysis of 38 tr...

Promising Three-year Data: Saving Limbs With Drug-Eluting Stents

Interventional Radiologists Help Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) Patients With Critical Limb Ischemia Avoid Amputation SAN DIEGO, March 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Attempts to treat critical limb ischemia in peripheral arterial disease (PAD) patients with below-the-knee angioplasty are s...

SYNTAX defines borders between CABG and PCI with TAXUS drug-eluting stents

Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) should remain the "standard of care" for patients with complex coronary artery disease, concludes the SYNTAX study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine (online February 18, 2009, Print edition March 5). The SYNTAX study, led jointly by Patri...

Noninvasive screening test may detect narrowing in intracranial stents

Great advances have been made in treating blockages in the arteries of the brain using angioplasty to widen the narrowed artery and a stent to hold the artery open. However, in-stent stenosis, or a re-blockage of the artery within the stent due to scar tissue or blood clots, is estimated to occur ...

Better patient outcomes with drug eluting stents

Patients receiving drug eluting stents (DES) stents coated with medication to prevent narrowing of the artery as part of an angioplasty had better outcomes one year later than patients with bare metal stents, according to a new study to be published in CMAJ http://www.cmaj.ca/press/080050.pdf...

New Drug Shows Promise in Use With Coronary Stents

Antiplatelet prasugrel may protect better than Plavix, study shows SATURDAY, March 29 (HealthDay News) -- Treatment with a new antiplatelet drug called prasugrel may be better than standard treatment in protecting against blocked blood flow in patients with at least one coronary stent...

Experts Offer Clarity on Confusion Surrounding Stents

Amid flurry of studies, certain advice emerging for heart patients,,,, FRIDAY, Feb. 22 (HealthDay News) -- To stent or not to stent? Which type of the artery-opening device is best? When is heart bypass surgery smarter than getting a stent? These are the questions many heart patient...

Study looks at off-label use of biliary stents

BOSTON Although approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a palliative treatment for cancer patients who have developed bile-duct obstructions, biliary stents are sometimes used off-label for the treatment of peripheral vascular disease (PVD). A study in todays issue of the American Jo...

Top10 research advances include studies on genetics and stem cell research, stents

Several new studies on genetics and stem cell research, along with studies that continue to debate the use of stents to clear coronary artery blockages are among the top research advances in heart disease and stroke for 2007, said Daniel W. Jones, M.D., president of the American Heart Association....

Aeon Bioscience Continues Development of Drug Eluting Stents

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Aeon Bioscience, Inc. today announced the recent acquisition of one of its key collaborators, Brookwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. by SurModics, Inc., a major development in its quest to develop improvements in drug-eluting stent technology for t...

Study Finds Benefits With Drug-Coated Stents

Better outcomes for high-risk patients WEDNESDAY, Oct. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Drug-coated stents offered a clear advantage over the bare-metal kind for high-risk patients with blocked coronary arteries, a large Canadian study found. The rate of restenosis -- having the artery become ...

Data from Patient Subsets of e-HEALING, a Worldwide Registry, Support Use of OrbusNeich's Genous(TM) Bio-Engineered R Stent(TM) as Alternative to Drug- Eluting Stents

Report of Positive Results with Innovative Pro-Healing Stent is Featured at ESC Congress 2007 VIENNA, Austria, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- OrbusNeich today announced that post-marketing data from patient subsets of a global registry support the use of the company's Genous(T...

Nanowire coating for bone implants, stents

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - University of Arkansas researchers have found a simple, inexpensive way to create a nanowire coating on the surface of biocompatible titanium that can be used to create more effective surfaces for hip replacement, dental reconstruction and vascular stenting. Further, the mater...

Off-label and Untested Use of Drug-coated Stents Appears Widespread

The off-label and untested use of drug-coated stents in the treatment of coronary artery blockage is common in U.S. practice, and ischemic complication rates are higher among patients receiving drug-coated stents for off-label indications, according to two studies in the May 9 issue of JAMA. ...
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