Stents Drug Eluting

This channel includes news and new technology innovations for drug eluting stents (DES). These drug coated stents were developed to solve a frequent problem with bare metal stents, which can cause neointimal hyperplasia (scar tissue growth) in some patients. The antiproliferative drugs used on DES prevent the growth of tissue. One downside of DES is the requirement for patients to take long-term antiplatelet therapy to prevent the possible formation of clots on these stents. Newer generation DES use technologies help the vessels heal faster, which may allow reduce the duration of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT), or use a single drug, usually eliminating aspirin. This section includes news for both metallic and bioresorbable drug-eluting stents and related clinical trial data.

News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies

September 1, 2021 — The STOPDAPT-2 ACS trial does not support the use of one month of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) ...

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June 30, 2021 — Abbott announced its Xience family of drug-eluting coronary stents received U.S. Food and Drug ...

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News | Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

June 7, 2021 — A couple years ago a study showed a mortality safety signal in patients who underwent peripheral artery ...

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April, 14, 2021 – Elixir Medical recently announced the first patient was treated in the BIOADAPTOR randomized ...

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April 6, 2021 — Abbott today announced its Xience stent has received CE mark in Europe for shorter duration of dual anti ...

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January 26, 2021 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared Boston Scientific's Synergy Megatron Drug ...

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Some of the device technologies discussed in the TCT 2020 late-breaking trial sessions. Top left, the  Medtronic Resolute Onyx stent was the first stent to receive FDA clearance for short duration dual-antiplatelet therapy, which was a big topic and subject of several sessions. Lower left, the Keystone TriGuard 3 TAVR embolic protection device did not demonstrate superiority over TAVR without use of embolic protection. Top right, the Abbott MitraClip. Acurate neo TAVR valve. #TCTconnect #TCT2020
Feature | TCT | Dave Fornell, Editor

Here are some of the key takeaways from the late-breaking interventional cardiology and structural heart trials ...

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Ori Ben-Yehuda, M.D., presenting the findings of the HOST-REDUCE-POLYTECH-ACS  study at TCT 2020 that showed durable polymer drug-eluting stents (DES) performed better than the bioresorbable polymer DES that were supposed to replace them with the promise of being safer and lowering overall cardiac event rates. #TCT2020 #TCTConnect
Feature | Stents | Dave Fornell, Editor

October 17, 2020 – In a surprise to many, a randomized clinical trial found that drug-eluting stents (DES) with durable ...

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October 22, 2020 – For patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), treatment with the nanotechnology ...

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Videos | Stents Drug Eluting

Dean Kereiakes, M.D., medical director, The Christ Hospital Heart and Vascular Center, medical director, The Christ ...

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A large subgroup analysis of the VOYAGER PAD randomized clinical trial showed neither a mortality risk nor benefit associated with the use of paclitaxel drug-coated devices (DCD) in the treatment of peripheral artery disease (PAD). The study also found that the benefit of rivaroxaban use on reducing ischemic limb and cardiovascular outcomes was consistent regardless of whether a DCD was used. #TCT2020 #TCTconnect
Feature | Cath Lab

October 18, 2020 – A large subgroup analysis of a randomized clinical trial showed neither a mortality risk nor benefit ...

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Gregg Stone, M.D., presents the results of the PROSPECT ABSORB Trial in a press conference at the 2020 ranscatheter ...

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News | Stents Drug Eluting

October 16, 2020 – Results from the XIENCE 90/28 clinical trials have shown that a shorter course of dual-antiplatelet ...

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October 1, 2020 — Medtronic has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for new one-month of dual ...

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