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Researchers Find Cypher Stent Associated with Increased Risk of Blood Clots

October 24, 2006—Data presented at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics conference revealed that drug-coated stents create a higher risk of blood clots when compared to traditional metal stents.

The researchers examined approximately 1,800 patients implanted with the Boston Scientific Taxus Stent and another 3,500 patients implanted with Johnson & Johnson's Cypher Stent.

The data revealed that the Taxus Stent caused a 0.4 percent risk of blood clot, compared to a 0.6 percent risk with the Cypher stent. Researchers noted that stent-related blood clots have a 70 percent chance of causing a major heart attack or death.

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FDA Issues Warning on Stent

November 25, 2003—The Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has linked more than seventy deaths to the Cypher coronary stent, manfactured by Cordis Corporation, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. The FDA has warned physicians about the risk of blood clots and other serious side effects associated with the Cordis Cypher stent.

In its letter to doctors, the FDA noted that more than 360 instances of blood clots (thrombosis) occurred within 30 days following surgery. The stent is a small wire mesh device used to keep coronary arteries open after angioplasty surgery.

The stent was also associated with other serious problems, including hypersensitivity to the stents. Symptoms of this reaction include:

  • respiratory problems
  • fever
  • pain
  • rash
  • hives
  • itching
  • blood pressure fluctuations

In July 2003, Cordis acknowledged there were potential risks of blood clots associated with the Cypher stent. This warning came in a letter to health care professionals. Cordis did not provide an explanation of what they believed was causing the problems experienced by some of the Cypher stent patients.

What You Should Do

Your Health

If you have a Cypher stent implanted and you are concerned about your health, promptly consult your physician for an evaluation.

Your Legal Rights

If you have been injured as a result of a Cypher stent, you may be entitled to compensation. You should act immediately to contact a lawyer experienced in matters involving defective medical devices.
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O'Steen & Harrison, PLC is handling legal claims on behalf of those who suffered blood clots and heart attacks as a result of the Cypher stent. We invite you to contact us for a free, confidential consultation about your legal rights.

We will represent patients throughout the United States. We can help you, too, wherever you live.

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Cypher Stent News

Panel Weighs Risk of Drug-Coated Heart Stents • Associated Press • December 7, 2006

Boston Scientific, J&J Stents Leave Doctors Divided • Bloomberg • October 25, 2006

Doctors Study Risk of Clots in New Stents • The Boston Globe • October 21, 2005

FDA Updates Information for Physicians on Cordis Cypher Stent • FDA • November 25, 2003

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