"Doctors tell us they need better tools to treat increasingly challenging cases, which involve multiple, or totally blocked arteries and complications such as diabetes," said Chuck Brynelsen, senior vice president of Abbott's vascular business. "We designed XIENCE Sierra with the goal of helping more people with coronary artery disease regain their health and return to their daily lives as quickly as possible."
XIENCE Sierra makes it easier for cardiologists to access and unblock difficult-to-reach lesions. New features include a thinner profile, increased flexibility, longer lengths, and small-diameters.
"XIENCE Sierra can help cardiologists be even more precise when implanting the stent, which is important for efficacy and safety," said Charles Simonton, M.D., chief medical officer of Abbott's vascular business. "Its design, range of sizes, and increased flexibility mean doctors don't have to use as much force when they implant a XIENCE Sierra stent compared to other stents."2
More than eight million people worldwide have received a XIENCE stent since its initial regulatory approval.3 It is the most commonly used stent in Europe and has been studied in over 100 clinical trials and in 10 years of global real-world experience.
Abbott has also submitted an application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for XIENCE Sierra approval in the United States.
1Decision Resources Group, July 2017. Data on file at Abbott.
2Tests performed by and data on file at Abbott.
3Data on file at Abbott.