Reinforcing its position as a global leader in bringing new therapies to patients with heart and cardiovascular disease, Boston Scientific Corporation reported favorable results in studies related to cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), platinum chromium stent platforms and transcatheter aortic valve replacement.
The company presented new data on nearly a dozen cardiology-related clinical trials at the American College of Cardiology’s (ACC) 63rd Annual Scientific Session, which took place March 29 – 31 in Washington, D.C.
Patients with mild heart failure have lower mortality rates with CRT defibrillators
In the longest follow-up of CRT for patients with mild heart failure to date, Boston Scientific announced significant findings from the continued analysis of the landmark MADIT-CRT study, demonstrating a significant and sustained survival benefit in the indicated population. The long-term results, presented by Dr. Ilan Goldenberg, director of the department of cardiology at Leviev Heart Center, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel, demonstrated a 41 percent relative reduction in the risk of death in patients who received a Boston Scientific defibrillator with CRT compared to patients who received a defibrillator alone. In addition to the mortality benefit, the results demonstrate that these patients experienced a 62 percent relative reduction in the risk of experiencing a first heart failure event when compared to patients who didn’t receive CRT therapy.
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