The TAXUS V trial - which includes the use of multiple stents as well as single stents - is designed to assess the safety and efficacy of a paclitaxel-eluting coronary stent in reducing restenosis in de novo lesions 10 - 46 mm in length and 2.25 - 4.0 mm in diameter. It has a primary endpoint of nine-month target vessel revascularization (TVR).
The results support early safety, as demonstrated by a low overall MACE (Major Adverse Cardiac Events) rate of 4.4 percent at 30 days, which is consistent with results from previous TAXUS clinical trials. Thirty-day MACE was 3.7 percent in Group X and 5.1 percent in Group Y (the study remains blinded through the primary endpoint at nine months). The TVR rate was 0.7 percent in Group X and 1.2 percent in Group Y. Stent thromboses were also low, with a rate of 0.5 percent in Group X and 0.7 percent in Group Y.
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