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:

- Europe
- Asia-Pacific
- Latin America
- Middle East
- Africa

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 VII
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1
1.1 RESPONDENT CHARACTERISTICS 1
1.2 RESPONDENTS BY COUNTRY . 2
1.3 PROCEDURES PERFORMED.. 3
1.4 PCI PROCEDURE TYPE.. 4
1.5 STENT FACTORS 5
1.6 PREFERRED STENT TYPE . 6
1.7 PREFERRED DRUG TYPE .. 7
SURVEY HIGHLIGHTS 8
2.1 RESPONDENT CHARACTERISTICS 8
2.2 RESPONSE SUMMARY 8
2.2.1 Procedure Volume .. 8
2.2.2 PCI Procedure Type .. 8
2.2.3 Stents Placed Per Week 9
2.2.4 Factors That Determine Stent Use.. 9
2.2.5 Stent Length and Diameter . 9
2.2.6 Types of Lesions Stented 10
2.2.7 Types of Vessels Stented 10
2.2.8 Stent Delivery Type Used the Most Often . 10
2.2.9 Stent Type Used the Most Often. 10
2.2.10 Drug Type Used the Most Often . 10
2.2.11 Brand Preferences . 10
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 12
3.1 RESEARCH OVERVIEW 12
3.2 RESEARCH SERVICES.. 12
3.3 SURVEY METHODOLOGY.. 13
Step 1: Project Initiation and Team Selection 13
Step 2: Sample Population Preparation 15
Step 3: Preparation, Questionnaire Design and Administration.. 16
Step 4: Reporting and Analysis.. 18
Step 5: Customer Feedback . 18
INTERNATIONAL STENT SURVEY RESULTS . 19
4.1 PRELIMINARY QUESTIONS 19
4.1.1 Respondent Specialty .. 19
4.1.2 Respondent Regions. 20
4.2 RESPONDENT SETTING 22
4.3 PROCEDURE VOLUME. 23
4.4 TYPE OF PCI PROCEDURE. 26
4.4.1 Type of PCI Procedure by Region 28
4.5 NUMBER OF STENTS PLACED.. 31
4.5.1 Stents Placed by Region. 34
4.6 STENT BRAND CHOICE .. 38
4.6.1 Preferred Stent Brand by Setting .. 41
4.6.2 Preferred Stent Brands By Region 46
4.7 FACTORS THAT DETERMINE STENT USED 52
4.7.1 Factors That Determine Stent Used By Region . 54
4.8 STENT LENGTH AND DIAMETER TRENDS . 57
4.8.1 Average Stent Length by Region 60
4.8.2 Average Stent Diameter by Region .. 61
4.9 TYPES OF LESIONS STENTED .. 62
4.9.1 Type of Lesion Stenting by Setting 64
4.9.2 Type of Lesion Stented by Region . 66
4.10 TYPES OF VESSELS STENTED 68
4.10.1 Type of Vessel Stented by Setting 70
4.10.2 Type of Vessel Stented by Region 72
4.11 PREFERRED STENT DELIVERY TYPE. 75
4.11.1 Preferred Stent Delivery Type by Region .. 76
4.12 PREFERRED STENT TYPE 79
4.12.1 Preferred Stent Type by Region .. 80
4.13 PREFERRED STENT DRUG TYPE.. 82
4.13.1 Preferred Stent Drug Type by Region.. 84
ABBREVIATIONS.. 86
APPENDIX: SURVEY.. 87
6.1 SURVEY QUESTIONS 87
6.2 INTERNATIONAL GEOGRAPHICAL REGIONS 89

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