This report details the responses of a comprehensive survey conducted of interventional cardiologists, interventional radiologists and cardiac surgeons on product preferences, placement techniques and trends in the use of drug eluting and bare metal stents, bifurcated stents, bioabsorbable stents, stent grafts, vulnerable plaque diagnosis and treatment and endovascular imaging technologies.

The Global Physician Survey on Stents, Stent-Grafts and Endovascular Imaging includes:

- The United States

This report covers:

- Number and Type of Stents Placed
- Type of Endovascular Imaging Used
- Bifurcated Stents and Their Use
- Most Important Benefit When Using Bifurcated Stents
- Preferred Bifurcated Stent Alternative
- Bioabsorbable Stents and Their Use
- Most Important Benefit When Using Bioabsorbable Stents
- Most Important Bioabsorable Stent Drawback
- Most Important Drug-Eluting Stent Concern
- Most Effective Drug-Eluting Stent Drug for Combating Restenosis
- Stent-Graft Brand Preference
- Most Important Construction Feature for Stent-Grafts
- Most Important Design Feature for Next Generation Stent-Grafts
- The Use of Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm (TAA) Stent-Grafts
- Concerns about the Use of TAA Stent-Grafts

Table Of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS.I
LIST OF FIGURES.IV
LIST OF CHARTS..VI
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1
1.1 RESPONDENT CHARACTERISTICS 1
1.2 PROCEDURES PERFORMED.. 2
1.3 PCI PROCEDURE TYPE.. 3
1.4 STENT FACTORS 4
1.5 PREFERRED STENT TYPE . 5
1.6 PREFERRED DRUG TYPE .. 6
SURVEY HIGHLIGHTS 7
2.1 RESPONDENT CHARACTERISTICS 7
2.2 RESPONSE SUMMARY 7
2.2.1 Procedure Volume .. 7
2.2.2 PCI Procedure Type .. 7
2.2.3 Stents Placed Per Week 8
2.2.4 Factors That Determine Stent Use.. 8
2.2.5 Stent Length and Diameter . 8
2.2.6 Types of Lesions Stented .. 9
2.2.7 Types of Vessels Stented .. 9
2.2.8 Stent Type Used the Most Often 9
2.2.9 Drug Type Used the Most Often .. 9
2.2.10 Brand Share . 9
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 11
3.1 RESEARCH OVERVIEW 11
3.2 RESEARCH SERVICES.. 11
3.3 SURVEY METHODOLOGY.. 12
Step 1: Project Initiation and Team Selection 12
Step 2: Sample Population Preparation 14
Step 3: Preparation, Questionnaire Design and Administration.. 15
Step 4: Reporting and Analysis.. 17
Step 5: Customer Feedback . 17
U.S. STENT SURVEY RESULTS . 18
4.1 PRELIMINARY INFORMATION.. 18
4.1.1 Respondent Specialty .. 18
4.1.2 Respondent Regions. 19
4.2 RESPONDENT SETTING 21
4.3 PROCEDURE VOLUME. 22
4.4 TYPES OF PCI PROCEDURE .. 25
4.4.1 Type of PCI Procedure by Region 27
4.5 NUMBER OF STENTS PLACED.. 29
4.5.1 Stents Placed by Region. 32
4.6 STENT BRAND CHOICE .. 35
4.6.1 Preferred Stent Brands By Setting 38
4.6.2 Preferred Stent Brands By Region 42
4.7 FACTORS THAT DETERMINE STENT USED 47
4.7.1 Factors That Determine Stent Used By Region . 49
4.8 STENT LENGTH AND DIAMETER TRENDS . 52
4.8.1 Average Stent Length by Region 55
4.8.2 Average Stent Diameter by Region .. 56
4.9 TYPES OF LESIONS STENTED .. 57
4.9.1 Type of Lesions Stented by Setting 59
4.9.2 Type of Lesion Stented by Region . 61
4.10 TYPES OF VESSELS STENTED 63
4.10.1 Type of Vessel Stented by Setting 65
4.10.2 Type of Vessel Stented by Region 67
4.11 PREFERRED STENT DELIVERY TYPE. 70
4.11.1 Preferred Stent Delivery Type by Region .. 72
4.12 PREFERRED STENT TYPE 74
4.12.1 Preferred Stent Type by Region .. 75
4.13 PREFERRED STENT DRUG TYPE.. 77
4.13.1 Preferred Stent Drug Type by Region.. 79
ABBREVIATIONS.. 81
APPENDIX: SURVEY.. 82
6.1 SURVEY QUESTIONS 82
6.2 U.S. GEOGRAPHICAL REGIONS.. 84

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