Feature | January 16, 2013

First U.S. Patient Treated with Cook Medical’s Zilver PTX Drug-Eluting Peripheral Stent

Ohio hospital is first to use Zilver PTX stent commercially

January 16, 2013 — Just weeks after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Cook Medical’s Zilver PTX drug-eluting peripheral stent, Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, has treated the first patient with the device as part of Cook’s U.S. commercial launch.

“It was a great honor for my institution to be first to implant Cook Medical’s Zilver PTX as part of the stent’s commercial roll-out,” said Gary Ansel, M.D., director for the Center for Critical Limb Care at Riverside Methodist Hospital. “This technology is so advanced and offers such prolonged patient benefit, I believe it will very quickly challenge older PAD treatments such as balloon angioplasty and bare metal stenting in the U.S. as the standard of PAD care.”

Zilver PTX, approved for use in the above-the-knee femoropopliteal artery, is the only drug-eluting stent approved for use in a peripheral artery in the U.S. The device reduces by more than 50 percent the need for follow-up procedures to reopen the artery. These follow-up procedures can be expensive, which places extra burdens on patients, physicians and facilities.

This combination therapy device combines the mechanical support of stenting with the drug paclitaxel, which limits cell growth that can reclog the artery. The combination has been shown to maintain arterial blood flow to the superficial femoral artery (SFA) in seven out of 10 patients through 24 months after implantation.

The disease Zilver PTX targets, peripheral arterial disease (PAD), is one of the fastest-growing and most pervasive diseases of our time, affecting an estimated 8-12 million Americans each year. PAD is a disease in which plaque builds up in the arteries, which carry blood to the head, organs and limbs. While PAD typically affects arteries in the legs, it can also affect blood flow to the head, arms, kidneys and stomach. People aged 50 and over who have a history of diabetes, smoking and high blood pressure are at higher risk for PAD.

Other treatment modalities for PAD include medical management, lifestyle changes such as exercise, balloon angioplasty, bare metal stenting and surgical bypass of the blocked artery.

For more information: www.cookmedical.com

Related Content

Absorb, bioresorbable stent, FDA approval, FDA approves, FDA clears, most popular content, most popular stories, DAIC

The FDA clearance of the first bioresorbable stent, the Abbott Absorb, the first week of July has been the most popular story so far for all of 2016. It is the first fully dissolving stent approved for the U.S. market and many experts say this technology could be a paradigm shift in coronary and peripheral therapies in the coming years as the technology improves. 

Feature | August 05, 2016 | Dave Fornell
 
Gore, Tigris stent, fluoropolymer nitinol stent, peripheral artery disease

The Gore Tigris is a dual-component stent with a unique fluoropolymer / nitinol design.

Technology | Stents Peripheral| August 02, 2016
August 2, 2016 —The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted market clearance for W. L.
Biotronik, ORIENT trial results, EuroPCR 2016, Orsiro DES, hybrid drug-eluting stent
News | Stents Drug Eluting| June 03, 2016
Biotronik announced results establishing non-inferiority of the Orsiro hybrid drug-eluting stent (DES) to the Resolute...

Biosensors' Biomatrix stent.

Feature | Stents| May 16, 2016
May 16, 2016 — Cardinal Health announced it has entered into a distribution agreement with Biosensors that enables Co
Technology | Stents Peripheral| April 27, 2016
Veniti Inc. announced the first successful treatment with the Vici Verto Venous Stent System of a patient suffering...
Medtronic, Drug-Filled Stent, RevElution Trial results, ACC.16, CE Mark
News | Stents Drug Eluting| April 21, 2016
Medtronic plc announced new clinical data from one of the endpoints in the RevElution Trial for its novel, next-...
Absorb, bioresorbable stents
Feature | Stents Bioresorbable| April 13, 2016 | Dave Fornell
Bioresorbable stents have been one of the hottest new cardiovascular technologies discussed at cardiology meetings ov
PinnacleHealth Cardiovascular Institute, TOBA II study, first patient, Tack Endovascular System, PAD
News | Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)| March 22, 2016
PinnacleHealth CardioVascular Institute enrolled the first patient in Pennsylvania into the TOBA II clinical on Oct. 19...
Boston Scientific, Eluvia vascular stent system, CE Mark, peripheral artery disease
News | Stents Peripheral| March 17, 2016
Boston Scientific announced in late February that the Eluvia Drug-Eluting Vascular Stent System received CE Mark, and...
Overlay Init