What is a everolimus eluting stent?

The SYNERGY Everolimus-Eluting Platinum Chromium Coronary Stent Systems are intended to treat a narrowed blood vessel (coronary artery) caused by coronary artery disease. The system consists of a catheter delivery system and a platinum-chromium metal stent.

What is a Xience everolimus eluting coronary stent?

The XIENCE family of Everolimus Eluting Coronary Stent Systems (XIENCE Alpine EECSS, XIENCE Sierra EECSS, XIENCE Skypoint EECSS) is intended to treat a narrowed blood vessel (coronary artery) caused by coronary artery disease. Each system consists of a cobalt chromium alloy metal stent and a catheter delivery system.

What is Xience Prime LL?

XIENCE PRIME is indicated for improving coronary artery luminal diameter in patients with symptomatic heart disease due to de novo native coronary artery lesions (lesions less than or equal to 32 mm) with reference vessel diameters of greater than or equal to 2.25 mm to less than or equal to 4.25.

Is everolimus lipophilic?

Factors behind these results with EES include the slightly more lipophilic properties of everolimus compared to sirolimus which results in it being more rapidly absorbed into the arterial wall.

What type of drug is zotarolimus?

Zotarolimus (INN, codenamed ABT-578) is an immunosuppressant. It is a semi-synthetic derivative of sirolimus (rapamycin). It was designed for use in stents with phosphorylcholine as a carrier.

What are the side effects of everolimus?

Side Effects

  • Bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet.
  • bloody nose.
  • chest pain or tightness.
  • decreased weight.
  • difficult or labored breathing.
  • difficulty with swallowing.
  • general feeling of discomfort or illness.
  • hoarseness.

Which stent is best?

In general, drug-eluting stents are less likely to cause restenosis than are bare-metal stents. A drug-eluting stent is the most common type of stent used to treat a blockage of the heart arteries.

Which is better stent or bypass surgery?

Patients with severe coronary artery disease generally fared better with bypass surgery than with stents to open blocked arteries, according to a major new multinational study led by Stanford Medicine investigators.

How long does a stent last?

How long will a stent last? It is permanent. There is just a 2–3 per cent risk of narrowing coming back, and if that happens it is usually within 6–9 months. If it does, it can potentially be treated with another stent.