Leading cardiologists to address safety concerns surrounding drug-eluting stents
Top experts to provide perspective on late stent thrombosis at TCT 2006 press conference
WASHINGTON, DC, October 24, 2006 -- The safety of drug-eluting stents (DES) is a hotly discussed topic at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics Symposium (TCT 2006), and a panel of the world's top interventional cardiologists will answer questions regarding the concerns at a special press conference Wednesday. The experts will provide perspective on recent data regarding late stent thrombosis and address key questions including:
- Are certain types of patients better candidates for DES than others?
- Should DES be used off-label?
- Why do data analyses differ?
- Might risks vary with different stents?
- Might additional studies be needed to better understand DES risks?
- What should doctors tell patients about bare metal stents vs. drug-eluting stents?
WHEN: Wednesday, October 25, 2:00-2:30 p.m.
WHERE: TCT 2006 at the Washington Convention Center
Press Briefing Room 159A
CALL-IN #: Press can participate by phone by calling 877-425-3373 in the U.S. or 706-679-4937 internationally. The conference ID number is 9498441.
WHO: The press conference will be moderated by:
- Martin B. Leon, M.D., Professor of Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Associate Director of the Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
- Jeffrey W. Moses, M.D., Professor of Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Director of the Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
The press conference panelists will be:
- Stephen G. Ellis, M.D., Director, Sones Cardiac Cath Lab, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
- Barry F. Uretsky, M.D., Chief, Division of Cardiology, University of Texas Medical Branch
- William W. O'Neill, M.D., Executive Dean for Clinical Affairs, Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami
- Spencer B. King, III, M.D., M.A.C.C., Fuqua Chair of Interventional Cardiology, Fuqua Heart Center at Piedmont Hospital, Professor of Medicine Emeritus in Cardiology, Emory University School of Medicine.
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