Value of Platinum Chromium (PtCr) Stents
Interventional Cardiologists Agree
Get More Economic Value
In a survey of 62 Interventional Cardiologists, respondents were asked to identify which stent was the most visible stent in this image.
The group collectively believed that a more visible stent could lead to reduced procedure times, resulting in potential savings of $162,5003, 4.
Exposure is an important issue in today’s cath lab. Physicians in this survey believed that stent visibility could reduce cath lab staff and patient exposure to radiation, resulting in a potential reduction of over 25 hours per year5.