NATICK, Mass., Aug. 27 Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced the schedule of the Company's major events and news announcements for the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress, which runs from August 29 to September 2 in Barcelona. Highlights include final results from the MADIT-CRT trial and two-year results from the SYNTAX trial.
"Boston Scientific is proud to be the exclusive sponsor of the landmark MADIT-CRT trial, and we look forward to the presentation of the final data at ESC," said Ray Elliott, President and Chief Executive Officer of Boston Scientific. "MADIT-CRT is breaking new ground by demonstrating that early intervention with cardiac resynchronization defibrillation therapy (CRT-D) slows the progression of heart failure when compared to standard implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) therapy. We are also looking forward to the presentation of two-year data from our SYNTAX trial, comparing the use of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) using the TAXUS(R) Express2(R) Paclitaxel-Eluting Coronary Stent System to coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery in patients with complex disease. We are hopeful these results will build on the one-year data, which showed comparable safety outcomes for PCI and CABG."
Details of the Company's activities at ESC are below.
Schedule of Events (All times are local Barcelona; all events are held at the Fira Gran Via Convention Center.)
Sunday, August 30
Monday, August 31
Tuesday, September 1
Wednesday, September 2
Boston Scientific will present its latest innovations at booth C99 in the Exhibition Hall. Cardiovascular and cardiac rhythm management products will include the LATITUDE(R) Patient Management System, which was recently launched in Europe, and the Company's third-generation drug-eluting stents: the TAXUS(R) Element(TM) Paclitaxel-Eluting Coronary Stent System and the PROMUS(R) Element(TM) Everolimus-Eluting Coronary Stent System.
The Company is still expecting CE Mark approval and launch for both the TAXUS Element and the PROMUS Element Stent Systems in the fourth quarter of this year. The TAXUS Element and PROMUS Element Stent Systems are not available for sale in the United States.
The safety and effectiveness of the TAXUS(R) Express(R) Stent has not been established in patients with left main or three-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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-- HORIZONS-AMI Trial Results. One-year data from the HORIZONS-AMI trial will be presented in a poster session at 8:30 a.m. The trial was designed to determine the safety and efficacy of the TAXUS Express2 Paclitaxel-Eluting Coronary Stent System compared to bare-metal stenting in patients experiencing an acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Results will focus on the relative impact of ischemic complications and varying definitions of major bleeding on one-year mortality in patients with AMI.
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