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OrbusNeich's Genousâ„¢ Stent Enables Early and Safe Discontinuation of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy in High-Risk Patients Requiring Nondeferrable, Non-Cardiac Surgery

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 10:51am
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HONG KONG, July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Data from high-risk patients requiring early discontinuation of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) due to nondeferrable, non-cardiac surgery show good short- and long-term clinical and safety outcomes following treatment with OrbusNeich's Genous Stent, according to a study published online on the journal Minerva Cardioangiologica's website.

In the single-center study, patients treated with the Genous endothelial progenitor cell (EPC) capture stent discontinued DAPT between 21 and 30 days post-procedure and underwent non-cardiac surgical intervention within 60 days of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Despite the shortened period of DAPT administration, there were no cases of stent thrombosis (ST) observed in patients treated with Genous.  Additionally, no cases of perioperative major adverse cardiac events (MACE) were detected. After a mean follow-up of 15.4+/-10.3 months, two cases of cardiac death were reported, with no ischemia-driven target lesion revascularization (TLR) observed.

"Patients in need of revascularization and subsequent non-cardiac surgery are a significant management challenge due to their increased risk for major adverse cardiovascular events related to stent thrombosis and intra-operative bleeding," said Paolo Scacciatella, M.D., of the Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Diseases, S. Giovanni Battista University Hospital, Turin, Italy, and lead author of the publication. "The results from this study confirm the feasibility and safety of the Genous Stent in patients requiring early discontinuation of DAPT as a result of nondeferrable surgical intervention. Given the lack of stent thrombosis over the long term in patients with high clinical and angiographic risk, the Genous Stent represents an attractive alternative to bare metal and drug eluting stents f

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