St. Jude Medical reports positive study results for Biocor stent

01/18/2009 | Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

A Swedish study on 1,712 people found that 92% of those older than 65 who were implanted with St. Jude Medical's Biocor Stented Tissue Valve did not need more heart surgeries after 20 years, compared with 88% of those who underwent a mitral valve operation. The research involved patients who got the stent between 1983 and 2003.

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