Boston Scientific Schedule of Major Presentations at Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapies 2012

NATICK, Mass., Oct. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) is scheduled to present sponsored research at the 24th Annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) scientific symposium, sponsored by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation, which takes place October 22 – 26 in Miami, Florida.  The clinical presentations will provide new insights on Boston Scientific research in coronary and peripheral artery disease, including aortic valve disease and atrial fibrillation.

Schedule of Events
All programs are Eastern Daylight Time, with events held at the Miami Beach Convention Center unless otherwise indicated.

Tuesday, October 23

  • Contemporary CTO PCI Symposium: BridgePoint Medical and the Hybrid Approach:  Join BridgePoint Medical, Boston Scientific and co-chairs J. Aaron Grantham, M.D., and Craig A. Thompson, M.D., MMSc for breakfast at 6:30 a.m.  Presentations that will follow from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. include: Hybrid Aglorithm: U.S. and EU Training/Proctoring Experience; Angiographic Evaluation and Procedural Approach, and two case study presentations followed by discussion and a question and answer session.  The event will include expert faculty Dimitri Karmpaliotis, M.D., Simon Walsh, M.D., MRCP, and James Spratt, BSc, M.D., and is scheduled to occur in Room C227-228. 
  • Two-Year Long Lesion Results from the PLATINUM Trial: Paul S. Teirstein, M.D., will present in poster format two-year outcomes following implantation of 32mm and 38mm PROMUS Element™ Everolimus-Eluting Platinum Chromium Coronary Stent System.  All posters to be presented from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in Hall D.
  • Pre-Clinical Findings to support the SYNERGY™ Everolimus-Eluting Platinum Chromium Coronary Stent System: The SYNERGY Stent features an ultra-thin everolimus-eluting bioabsorbable polymer coating in which the polymer and drug dissipate by three months.  The following presentations will be given in poster format between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. in Hall D:
    • Armando Tellez, M.D.:  Abluminal Coated Everolimus-Eluting Coronary Stent Provides an Anti-inflammatory Vascular Effect Compared to Bare Metal Stent
    • Greg Wilson, M.D.:  Porcine Vascular Compatibility and Polymer Safety Study
  • REPRISE I:  Ian T. Meredith, M.B.B.S., Ph.D., will present results from the feasibility study of the Repositionable Lotus™ Aortic Valve Replacement: Three-Month Outcomes in 11 Patients at High Surgical Risk.  The Lotus Aortic Valve System is the first transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) device of its kind that is designed to minimize aortic regurgitation (leaking) and be both fully repositionable and retrievable prior to release.  The study will be presented in Room D240-241 at 12:15 p.m.
  • Findings from the "ASA Plavix Registry" (ASAP): Horst Sievert, M.D., Ph.D., will present 14-month data results of the WATCHMAN® Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC) Device in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation and Contraindications to Oral Anticoagulation.  Data to be presented at 11:00 a.m. in Room D235-236.
  • PROTECT AF:  Saibal Kar, M.D., to present a Sub-Analysis of the PROTECT AF Study; evaluating the long term effects of the WATCHMAN LAAC Device versus long term warfarin therapy in patients with atrial fibrillation older than 75 years of age.  Data to be presented at 11:15 a.m. in Room D235-236.
  • ORION Trial Poster Presentation: Dan Clair, M.D., to present 12-month results on the study of the Epic Vascular Stent System for the treatment of iliac artery disease.  Poster to be presented from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in Hall D.

Wednesday, October 24

  • The Future of Stents, TAVR, LAAC and Renal Denervation Symposium:  Boston Scientific will host a case-based review of what it calls "technologies that transform tomorrow and products that perform today," co-moderated by Ted Feldman, M.D., and Jeffery Moses M.D., in The Perry South Beach Hotel ballroom, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  The presenters and their topics are: 
    • Dean Kereiakes, M.D.:  Drug-Eluting Stent Advancements
    • Ian T. Meredith, M.B.B.S., Ph.D.:  Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
    • Maurice Buchbinder, M.D.:  Left Atrial Appendage Closure
    • Krishna Rocha-Singh, M.D.:  Renal Denervation for Resistant Hypertension 

The Boston Scientific Technology Showcase will immediately follow from 8:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. 

Conference attendees are invited to view "technologies that transform tomorrow and products that perform today" from Boston Scientific at booth 272 in the main exhibit hall.

The WATCHMAN, SYNERGY and Lotus devices are investigational devices and not available for sale in the United States.

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