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TCT 2010 late breaking trials to have impact on practice of interventional cardiology
Date:9/7/2010

rtality, while paclitaxel-eluting stents compared to bare-metal stents safely reduced clinical and angiographic restenosis. The final 3 year outcomes from this trial will determine whether these results are maintained with longer-term follow-up.

  • Drug-Eluting Stents: The CRISTAL trial provides results of a 1 year comparison between implantation of a new sirolimus-eluting stent and repeat balloon angioplasty in patients with restenosis in sirolimus-eluting stents.

  • New Stents: The BIOFREEDOM trial is a first-in-man evaluation of a new generation polymer-free drug-eluting stent. The new technology used in this stent allows adhesion of a potent antiproliferative agent (BA9) to the stent's abluminal surface and further controlled release of the drug without the use of a polymer or binder.

  • Imaging: The AVIO trial investigates whether intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) optimized drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation demonstrates an advantage over angiography in complex lesions.

  • Drug-Eluting Stents: The EXCELLENT trial will determine whether an everolimus-eluting stent is non inferior to a sirolimus-eluting stent in preventing in-stent late loss at 9 months. 1 year clinical outcomes will also be presented.


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  • Contact: Judy Romero
    jromero@crf.org
    Cardiovascular Research Foundation
    Source:Eurekalert

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