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  • The CARDia trial included 510 patients randomized to receive bypass surgery (254 patients) or PCI with either the CYPHER® Stent or a bare metal stent (256 patients).

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  • Data from CARDia (Coronary Artery Revascularization in Diabetes Trial) showed that after one year, there was no significant difference between PCI with the CYPHER® Stent and bypass surgery in terms of death, heart attacks or stroke, the primary endpoints for this study (10.1 percent for the CYPHER® Stent compared to 10.2 percent for bypass surgery; p = 0.98).

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  • Aside from providing limited support for the CARDia trial, Cordis Corporation has no financial relationship with Dr. Kapur and the other principal investigators.

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  • "The results of CARDia provide important new information to our understanding of the treatment of patients with multi-vessel disease and diabetes who present with coronary artery conditions," said Akhil Kapur, M.D.,

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  • In the discussion of the trial in the hotline session, the CARDia investigators were congratulated on the trial, but it was pointed out that due to enrollment of only 510 of the originally planned 600 patients that there was insufficient power to answer the specific question whether stenting was non-inferior to surgery in this population.

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  • The data from CARDia are consistent with other clinical trial data on the use of the CYPHER® Stent in patients with diabetes.

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