Featured Research

from universities, journals, and other organizations

EXCEL trial will determine safety and efficacy of drug-eluting stents vs. bypass surgery

Date:
March 13, 2010
Source:
Cardiovascular Research Foundation
Summary:
A new clinical trial, EXCEL (Evaluation of Xience Prime versus Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery for Effectiveness of Left Main Revascularization), is being launched in order to compare drug-eluting stents to coronary artery bypass graft surgery in patients with left main coronary artery disease.

The announcement of a new clinical trial, EXCEL (Evaluation of Xience Prime versus Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery for Effectiveness of Left Main Revascularization), that will compare drug-eluting stents to coronary artery bypass graft surgery in patients with left main coronary artery disease, was made March 14, 2010 at "Optimizing PCI Outcomes: Evolving Paradigms," a symposium presented by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation.

Related Articles


"While the SYNTAX trial suggested that percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with drug-eluting stents may be safe and effective in selected patients with left main coronary artery disease, the trial was not powered specifically to address this set of patients," said Gregg W. Stone, MD, Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center, Director of Cardiovascular Research and Education at the Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center and Co-Director of the Medical Research and Education Division at the Cardiovascular Research Foundation.

In addition, since the SYNTAX trial, advances have been made drug-eluting stent technology, PCI procedural guidance, in bypass surgery techniques and optimal medical therapies.

"We are pleased to announce that EXCEL will address those limitations, as a landmark trial which will randomize 2,500 selected patients with left main disease," Dr. Stone said. "This trial has the appropriate magnitude, geographic representation and organization to determine the optimal revascularization strategy for patients with left main coronary artery disease."

The primary endpoint is the composite incidence of death, myocardial infarction (MI) or stroke at a median follow-up duration of 3 years, powered for sequential non-inferiority and superiority testing. The major secondary endpoint is the composite incidence of death, MI, stroke or unplanned repeat revascularization. Measures of cost-effectiveness and quality of life at several time points also constitute important secondary endpoints. All patients will be followed for a total of 5 years.

The global trial, sponsored by Abbott Vascular, will be academically organized and run by four principal investigators (including 2 cardiac surgeons and 2 interventional cardiologists), the Cardiovascular Research Foundation and Cardialysis, along with many other physician scientists. Patients will be enrolled from the United States, Canada, Europe, South America (Brazil and Argentina), and South Korea. Additional countries may be added in the future.


Story Source:

The above story is based on materials provided by Cardiovascular Research Foundation. Note: Materials may be edited for content and length.


Cite This Page:

Cardiovascular Research Foundation. "EXCEL trial will determine safety and efficacy of drug-eluting stents vs. bypass surgery." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 13 March 2010. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/03/100313174401.htm>.
Cardiovascular Research Foundation. (2010, March 13). EXCEL trial will determine safety and efficacy of drug-eluting stents vs. bypass surgery. ScienceDaily. Retrieved October 25, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/03/100313174401.htm
Cardiovascular Research Foundation. "EXCEL trial will determine safety and efficacy of drug-eluting stents vs. bypass surgery." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/03/100313174401.htm (accessed October 25, 2014).

Share This



More Health & Medicine News

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Featured Research

from universities, journals, and other organizations


Featured Videos

from AP, Reuters, AFP, and other news services

IKEA Desk Converts From Standing to Sitting With One Button

IKEA Desk Converts From Standing to Sitting With One Button

Buzz60 (Oct. 24, 2014) IKEA is out with a new convertible desk that can convert from a sitting desk to a standing one with just the push of a button. Jen Markham explains. Video provided by Buzz60
Powered by NewsLook.com
Ebola Protective Suits Being Made in China

Ebola Protective Suits Being Made in China

AFP (Oct. 24, 2014) A factory in China is busy making Ebola protective suits for healthcare workers and others fighting the spread of the virus. Duration: 00:38 Video provided by AFP
Powered by NewsLook.com
WHO: Millions of Ebola Vaccine Doses by 2015

WHO: Millions of Ebola Vaccine Doses by 2015

AP (Oct. 24, 2014) The World Health Organization said on Friday that millions of doses of two experimental Ebola vaccines could be ready for use in 2015 and five more experimental vaccines would start being tested in March. (Oct. 24) Video provided by AP
Powered by NewsLook.com
Doctor in NYC Quarantined With Ebola

Doctor in NYC Quarantined With Ebola

AP (Oct. 24, 2014) An emergency room doctor who recently returned to the city after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the virus. He's quarantined in a hospital. (Oct. 24) Video provided by AP
Powered by NewsLook.com

Search ScienceDaily

Number of stories in archives: 140,361

Find with keyword(s):
Enter a keyword or phrase to search ScienceDaily for related topics and research stories.

Save/Print:
Share:

Breaking News:

Strange & Offbeat Stories


Health & Medicine

Mind & Brain

Living & Well

In Other News

... from NewsDaily.com

Science News

Health News

Environment News

Technology News



Save/Print:
Share:

Free Subscriptions


Get the latest science news with ScienceDaily's free email newsletters, updated daily and weekly. Or view hourly updated newsfeeds in your RSS reader:

Get Social & Mobile


Keep up to date with the latest news from ScienceDaily via social networks and mobile apps:

Have Feedback?


Tell us what you think of ScienceDaily -- we welcome both positive and negative comments. Have any problems using the site? Questions?
Mobile: iPhone Android Web
Follow: Facebook Twitter Google+
Subscribe: RSS Feeds Email Newsletters
Latest Headlines Health & Medicine Mind & Brain Space & Time Matter & Energy Computers & Math Plants & Animals Earth & Climate Fossils & Ruins