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TCT 2016: Three-Year ABSORB II Data Fail To Show The Hoped-For Long-Term Benefit Of Bioresorbable Stent

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The data, presented Oct. 30 at the TCT Conference in Washington, DC, also showed higher rates of device-related adverse events including myocardial infarction with Abbott’s Absorb bioresorbable stent than a metallic drug-eluting stent, but the study was not powered to show differences in clinical endpoints, so this adverse safety signal must be evaluated in future clinical trials.

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