Cordis releases stent study data

Interventional technology developer Cordis Endovascular has released data from four international clinical studies for its Cypher sirolimus-eluting coronary stent at the 2004 Paris Course on Revascularization (PCR) this week in Paris.

The stent is designed to treat higher-risk and challenging blockages in coronary arteries, including small-vessel blockages, chronic total occlusions, in-stent restenosis, and multivessel disease, according to the Warren, NJ-based firm.

The studies -- Svelte, for small coronary arteries; Tropical for in-stent restenosis; Sicto, for chronic total occlusions; and Arts II, for sirolimus-eluting stents versus coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) in the treatment of multivessel disease -- showed that the Cypher stent significantly reduced recurrent blockage of arteries from compared with results seen with conventional bare-metal stents, Cordis said.

By AuntMinnie.com staff writers
May 26, 2004

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