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Delray Medical Center becomes 1st hospital in Palm Beach County to use Xience technology for cardiac procedures

Jun 21, 2018

New technology advances provide more treatment options for people with coronary artery disease, a leading cause of death worldwide

Delray Beach, FLA - June 19th 2018 — Delray Medical Center is the first hospital in Palm Beach County now offering patients with coronary artery disease the newest-generation Abbott XIENCE Sierra™ Heart Stent. It was specifically developed by Abbott for the treatment of complex cases, including people with multiple or totally blocked vessels, which now account for up to 70 percent of cases.

“This new, less-invasive technology could offer hope for improved quality of life for patients who have very limited options today,” said Mark Bryan, chief executive officer of Delray Medical Center. “This procedure can help extend lives and improve outcomes for those who are suffering from heart disease.”

The Abbott XIENCE Sierra™ Stent makes it easier for cardiologists to access and unblock difficult-to-reach lesions. New features include a thinner profile, increased flexibility, longer lengths, and small-diameters. XIENCE stents are among the world's most-used and studied stents and have exceptional safety standards with low rates of complications.

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