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April 21, 2010 — A landmark clinical trial has begun in Europe to explore the safety and efficacy of a paclitaxel-eluting stent for the treatment of renal artery disease.

April 21, 2010 – A stent that captures endothelial progenitor cells is now combined with thin cobalt chromium stent struts with a low profile for greater flexibility and deliverability. The Genous...

April 21, 2010 – More than 100,000 amputations are performed each year in the United States on patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI), the most severe form of peripheral arterial disease (PAD...

April 5, 2010 – Patient enrollment was recently completed in the Small Vessel and Long Lesion trials of the PLATINUM clinical program. It is designed to compare the platinum chromium Promus...

March 26, 2010 – Nearly 14 percent of Medicare beneficiaries admitted with a primary diagnosis of ST-elevated myocardial infarction (STEMI) undergo multivessel primary percutaneous coronary...

Final five-year results from the ENDEAVOR III trial, comparing the Endeavor Zotarolimus-Eluting Coronary Stent to the Cypher Sirolimus-Eluting Coronary Stent, showed Endeavor had lower long-term...

March 15, 2010 — Results from the PERSEUS clinical program demonstrate positive safety and efficacy outcomes in workhorse lesions for a new platinum chromium stent system.

March 15, 2010 — Investigators reported the long-term follow-up of the largest randomized comparison between the two drug-eluting stents during the American College of Cardiology annual meeting...

March 17, 2010 – New data released at the American College of Cardiology Scientific Session this week showed continued positive clinical results for the Xience V everolimus-eluting coronary stent...

March 8, 2010 – A self-expanding and disconnectable stent today gained CE mark approval in Europe to treat acute coronary syndrome (ACS).

March 8, 2010 – Six-month follow-up data on the Stentys drug-eluting and bare metal stents showed a 4 percent restenosis rate in complex lesions.

March 5, 2010 – Experts will lead an evening symposium during ACC 2010 that will cover the latest clinical and experimental breakthroughs in the percutaneous treatment of coronary artery disease....

February 11, 2010 – Former president Bill Clinton received two coronary stents today after being admitted to the hospital with chest pain.

February 2, 2010 – Data published in EuroIntervention (EuroIntervention, 2010; 5:698-702) demonstrate good safety and efficacy, low target vessel revascularization (TVR) and no late stent...

February 1, 2010 – Three patent disputes between Boston Scientific Corp. and Johnson & Johnson (J&J) were settled today with Boston paying $1.7 billion.

The disputes date back to...

January 25, 2010 – Trials for a stent that attracts endothelial progenitor cells show positive results in patients with bifurcation lesions and those with non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary...

January 8, 2010 – Japanese regulatory officials this week cleared the XIENCE V Everolimus-Eluting Coronary Stent. Abbott said it plans to launch sales in Japan in the coming weeks, immediately...

January 5, 2010 – In vivo and in vitro data released yesterday shows a new bioresorbable stent platform allows for complete endothelialization with little inflammation after one month.

January 4, 2010 – The first patient was enrolled the TAXUS Liberte arm of the Dual Anti-Platelet Therapy (DAPT) Study, evaluating the TAXUS Liberté stent in combination with a dual anti-platelet...

November 17, 2009 – Following positive three-year data from the first 30 patients treated with a fully bioabsorbable drug-eluting coronary stent, Abbott is initiating a large-scale trial with...