Cordis Corporation (JNJ) Release: SAPPHIRE Worldwide Study Data Presented at TCT 2012  
10/24/2012 9:15:53 AM

BRIDGEWATER, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cordis Corporation today announced the presentation of the SAPPHIRE study results for the first 15,000 patients at the TCT 2012 conference in Miami. SAPPHIRE (STENTING AND ANGIOPLASTY WITH PROTECTION IN PATIENTS AT HIGH-RISK FOR ENDARTERECTOMY) World Wide (SWW) Registry is one of the largest carotid artery stenting (CAS) studies to date with more than 15,000 patients undergoing CAS with cerebral protection. It is a multicenter, prospective study to evaluate the outcomes of CAS using the PRECISEĀ® Nitinol Stent and ANGIOGUARDĀ® XP/RX Emboli Capture Guidewire System in the treatment of obstructive carotid artery disease. The peri-procedural results were presented by Christopher Metzger, MD, National Co-Principal Investigator of the study.