FDA Approves Xience Nano Stent to Treat Small Coronary Vessels


May 25, 2011
The Xience nano everolimus-eluting coronary stent system is designed to treat coronary artery disease in vessels as small as 2.25 mm in diameter. It is based on the same platform as the Xience V everolimus-eluting coronary stent.

FDA approval of Xience nano was supported by results from the SPIRIT Small Vessel clinical trial, which showed very low late loss (a measure of vessel re-narrowing) of 0.20 mm and a target lesion failure (TLF) rate of 8.1 percent, which is comparable to results observed in the SPIRIT clinical trials with Xience V. TLF is defined as a composite measure of important efficacy and safety outcomes for patients and includes cardiac death, heart attack attributed to the target vessel (target vessel myocardial infarction), and ischemia-driven target lesion revascularization (TLR).

Small vessels often are associated with increased levels of restenosis, or tissue re-growth, following a stent implantation. With its cobalt chromium stent design, high deliverability, and everolimus drug coating used to prevent abnormal tissue growth, Xience nano is designed to be an optimized treatment for coronary artery disease in patients who have small vessels.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared the Xience nano in May 2011.

For more information: www.abbottvascular.com/us/xience-v.html