Boston Scientific Announces Schedule For ACC 2009
NATICK, Mass., March 26, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation today announced the schedule of the Company's major events and news announcements at the 58th Annual Scientific Session of the American College of Cardiology / i2 Summit, which runs from March 28-31 in Orlando, Florida.
"We are pleased to be announcing additional analyses of one-year data from the landmark SYNTAX study, the only randomized trial of its kind to provide physicians with critical data on the performance of drug-eluting stents in patients with left main and three-vessel disease," said Keith D. Dawkins, M.D., Senior Vice President and Associate Chief Medical Officer at Boston Scientific. "We expect results will offer further insight into this complex patient population."
Boston Scientific will present its latest cardiovascular products at booth #3243 in the Exhibit Hall, including its drug-eluting stent and cardiac rhythm management technologies. The booth will also include product and program displays offering physician and patient resources.
TAXUS, Express, Express2, Liberte and PROMUS are trademarks of Boston Scientific Corporation or its affiliates. XIENCE V is a trademark of Abbott Laboratories group of companies. The PROMUS Stent is a private-labeled XIENCE V Everolimus-Eluting Coronary Stent System manufactured by Abbott and distributed by Boston Scientific. The SPIRIT Clinical Program is sponsored by Abbott. The TAXUS Express Stent was the control in the SPIRIT III trial and both the TAXUS Express Stent (59 patients) and the TAXUS Liberte Stent (17 patients) were used as controls in the SPIRIT II trial.
The safety and effectiveness of the TAXUS Express and TAXUS Liberte stents have not been established in patients with left main or multi-vessel disease.
Boston Scientific is a worldwide developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices whose products are used in a broad range of interventional medical specialties. For more information, please visit: www.bostonscientific.com.
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Posted: March 2009