October 23, 2007 – Patients who received the CYPHER Sirolimus-eluting coronary stent had a lower risk of stent thrombosis and were less likely to need another procedure at the same lesion site (target lesion revascularization) than patients who received a Taxus stent, according to an analysis of 15-month data from the Western Denmark Heart Registry presented at TCT 2007.
The differences between the CYPHER stent and the Taxus in terms of definite stent thrombosis showed that patients who received the Taxus stent were 55 percent more likely to develop definite stent thrombosis than patients who received the CYPHER stent. Taxus patients were also 49 percent more likely to develop definite/probably/possible stent thrombosis than patients who received a CYPHER stent. Plus, the Taxus stent patients were 32 percent more likely to need a repeat procedure compared with patients who received the CYPHER stent.
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