4-month results of APPOSITION IV Study presented at TCT 2013
The APPOSITION IV trial enrolled 152 patients suffering from ST-elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) in a double-randomized trial to compare the STENTYS Sirolimus-eluting stent to Medtronic’s Resolute® zotarolimus-eluting stent at two different time points, 4 and 9 months, evaluating stent apposition and strut coverage under intra-vascular OCT imaging (optical coherence tomography).
Among the 62 patients enrolled in the 4-month group, those treated with a
“Long-term malapposition and partial strut coverage of drug-eluting stents have been associated with late stent thrombosis, so the early healing of vessels treated with STENTYS DES is very good news for our patients,” said Dr.
“These data provide further evidence of the significant benefits that the Self-Apposing technology can bring to heart attack patients,” said
The full presentation of results will be available on the
About the STENTYS Self-Apposing® Stent
The STENTYS Self-Apposing® Stent addresses the stent-sizing dilemma that cardiologists are confronted with when treating heart attack patients or patients with atypical artery anatomy. Its flexible, self expanding design takes the shape of the patient’s unique vessel anatomy and apposes to the irregular contours of a blood vessel, in particular after an AMI as the vessel dilates and the clot dissolves. It reduces the risk of malapposition and complications associated with conventional stents in this setting. The STENTYS Self-Apposing Stent has been marketed in