"With its outstanding deliverability, conformability and visibility, the PROMUS Element Stent offers interventional cardiologists an exceptional stenting option for patients with coronary artery disease," said Kevin Ballinger, president, Interventional Cardiology, Boston Scientific. "These data confirm consistent long term performance which supports our efforts to improve the lives of patients around the world."
, M.D., Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center,
, presented data that demonstrated significantly less vessel straightening, which may be associated with improved blood flow within the vessel, when using the conformable PROMUS Element Stent compared to the more rigid Xience V stent (40 percent relative reduction in angulation change from pre to post procedure with PROMUS Element, P=0.01).
"The PLATINUM three-year results support the theory that platform matters," said Popma. "The flexible and conformable platinum chromium PROMUS Element Stent causes less vessel straightening than Xience stents, possibly contributing to the low clinical event rates observed at three years with PROMUS Element Stents."
The PROMUS Element Stent, utilized in the PROMUS Element Stent System and the PROMUS Element™ Plus Stent System, uses a proprietary platinum chromium alloy designed specifically for coronary stenting, which enables enhanced visibility, less recoil, high fracture resistance, excellent conformability and higher radial strength. The PROMUS Element Plus Stent System features an advanced low-profile delivery system to facilitate precise delivery of the stent across challenging lesions.
Boston Scientific received CE Mark approval for the PROMUS Element Stent System in 2009 and for the PROMUS Element Plus Stent System in 2011. The PROMUS Element Plus Stent System was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2011.
Xience V is a trademark of the Abbott Laboratories group of companies.
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