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Boston Scientific Receives FDA Approval For Promus Premier™ Everolimus-Eluting Platinum Chromium Coronary Stent System

Stocks in this article: BSX

NATICK, Mass., Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing to advance leading drug-eluting stent (DES) technology, Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the Promus PREMIERâ„¢ Everolimus-Eluting Platinum Chromium Coronary Stent System, the company's next-generation durable polymer drug-eluting stent (DES). 

The technology is available immediately in the U.S., with the first implantation scheduled to be performed by Martin Leon, M.D., director, Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy at Columbia University Medical Center / New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York City. 

"It's very rewarding, professionally, to be the first to provide this new DES therapy to my patients," said Leon.  "Perhaps the most impressive benefit of the Promus PREMIER Stent System is its unparalleled visibility, which combined with enhanced customized stent architecture, leads to an advance in currently available durable polymer DES."

The Promus PREMIER Stent System offers physicians improved DES performance in treating patients with coronary artery disease, and features unique customized platinum chromium alloy stent architecture, the market-leading Everolimus drug with a biocompatible, fluorinated co-polymer and an enhanced stent delivery system.  Images of the Promus PREMIER Stent System are available for download here.

"After using this product for nearly a year, I am confident that Boston Scientific has advanced thin-strut technology," said John Ormiston, M.D., Mercy Angiography Auckland Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand.  "The customized platinum chromium stent architecture maintains excellent radial strength and flexibility along with optimal radiopacity, while offering improved longitudinal strength.  In addition, the enhanced stent delivery system contributes to superior stent deliverability."

Coronary artery disease is a narrowing of blood vessels that supply blood and oxygen to the heart.  Patients with coronary artery disease may experience pain, shortness of breath and fatigue.  They may also be at risk for a heart attack.  One treatment option is the placement of a stent in the artery to help keep it open and allow the blood to flow more freely.

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