NATICK, Mass., May 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced data from its ALTITUDE Clinical Science program that show real-word survival rates for implantable cardiac device patients exceeding rates from clinical trials. ALTITUDE analyzes outcomes data from patients monitored by the LATITUDE® Patient Management system. Five-year survival rate data for patients using implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) and cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators (CRT-Ds) were presented at the Heart Rhythm Society Scientific Sessions in Boston by Leslie Saxon, M.D., F.A.C.C., Chief, Cardiovascular Medicine at the Cardiovascular and Thoracic Institute, University of Southern California, and chairperson of the ALTITUDE physician panel.
Boston Scientific has enrolled more than 130,000 patients on the LATITUDE system since its introduction in 2006, making it the most rapidly adopted remote cardiac device monitoring system in the industry(1). The LATITUDE system enables physicians to schedule remote follow-ups of implantable cardiac device patients to monitor specific device information and heart health status. The system can also detect clinical events between scheduled visits and send relevant data directly to physicians. This regular, in-home monitoring offers convenience and peace of mind for patients.
Findings presented today from ALTITUDE, which analyzed nearly 86,000 patients monitored by the LATITUDE system, include:
- Five-year survival rates for ICD patients of up to 92 percent
- Five-year survival rates for CRT-D patients of up to 78 percent
"In contrast to clinical trials, the ALTITUDE program analyzes device therapy in real-world practice and offers insights into clinical event rates and disease progression for extensive ICD and CRT-D patient populations," said Dr. Saxon. "This observational cohort study represents the largest cardiac device patient cohort to date and clearly shows survival rates exceed those reported in randomized trials."
"Boston Scientific is known for excellence in its clinical trials, such as MADIT, MADIT II, COMPANION and MADIT-CRT," said Fred Colen, President, Boston Scientific Cardiac Rhythm Management. "We're also proud of our significant investment in physician research through post-market analysis. The ALTITUDE Clinical Science program serves physicians by enhancing their understanding of device therapy, outcomes and disease progression in real-world device patients monitored by LATITUDE."
Boston Scientific is a worldwide developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices whose products are used in a broad range of interventional medical specialties. For more information, please visit: www.bostonscientific.com.
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(1) Data based on number of patients at three years post-launch. Data on file.
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