May 16, 2007 — Boston Scientific Corp. has announced that it has completed enrollment in the European and Intercontinental phases (II and III) of its TAXUS OLYMPIA registry, bringing the total number of current patients to more than 23,000.
The registry is designed to evaluate the safety and performance of the Company's second-generation drug-eluting coronary stent (DES), TAXUS Liberte, in a real-world setting. OLYMPIA is the world's largest DES registry and plans to enroll at least 27,000 patients treated for complex coronary lesions at more than 400 centers worldwide.
"The size of the OLYMPIA registry is truly unprecedented in the DES field and will yield invaluable real-world information to the benefit of interventional cardiologists and those patients who suffer from cardiovascular disease," said Martyn Thomas, M.D., F.R.C.P., director of Invasive Cardiology, Kings College Hospital, London, and one of the coordinating investigators of the registry. "We expect the results from this registry to remain consistent with the safety and efficacy results we've seen in previous clinical trials featuring the TAXUS stent system in complex patients with complex lesions."
The multi-center, prospective, observational OLYMPIA registry will evaluate a variety of safety and performance measures, including the rate of repeat procedures (target lesion revascularization, or TLR) and major adverse cardiac events. Additionally, sub-analyses on complex patient groups such as diabetics, patients with multi-vessel disease, in-stent restenosis (re-blockages) or a prior history of heart attack will be performed.
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