"We developed XIENCE Sierra so that physicians can more easily deliver the stent even in challenging cases," said Chuck Brynelsen, senior vice president of Abbott's vascular business. "The updated design and improved deliverability mean doctors can access and unblock difficult-to-treat lesions with more flexibility and precision than other stents."
Design innovations in XIENCE Sierra include a thinner profile, increased flexibility, longer lengths, and small diameters. The new stent and delivery system were specifically developed for the treatment of complex cases, including people with multiple or totally blocked vessels.
More than 8 million people worldwide have received a XIENCE stent since its initial regulatory approvals in the EU in 2006 and in the U.S. in 2008. Its unparalleled safety is supported in over 100 clinical trials and by 10 years of global real-world experience.2
Abbott received Regulatory approval for XIENCE Sierra in Japan in April 2018, and CE mark in Europe in October 2017.
1 Decision Resources Group, July 2017. Data on file at Abbott.
2 10,000,000 implants number is based on data of DES implants through Q1 2017. Comparative claim based on unit usage in U.S., Japan, China, India, top 5 Western Europe, and Korea. Other leading DES: BSX stents (Promus Element, Promus Element Plus, Promus Premier, Synergy); MDT stents (Resolute, Resolute Integrity, Resolute Onyx); Terumo stents (Nobori, Ultimaster); Biotronik stent (Orsiro); and Biosensors stent (BioMatrix). Data on file at Abbott Vascular.