July 7, 2008

An Analysis of Cardiology – Acute Coronary Syndrome, and Anticoagulants By US Medical Experts

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/490602/cardiology_acute) has announced the addition of the "Cardiology - Acute Coronary Syndrome, Anticoagulants" report to their offering.

This report provides in-depth analysis of the market and pipeline from the perspective of global thought leaders.

This report is based on a series of seven full interviews with US Thought Leaders (emergency medicine, orthopedic surgery, interventional cardiology, electrophysiology), and supporting comments from our last interventional CV report (January 2008). This Panel convened shortly after ACC 2008. In an era of greater restrictions on detailing to physicians we asked our Panel to outline the differences that they see in reps who market drugs and devices. The Panel provided general comments and specific real-world examples on how hospital-based reps are influencing their prescribing behavior. One of the key drawbacks to warfarin is the need for INR monitoring. The Panel discusses the new in-home INR options.

The Panel next focused on the role of interventional and medical therapy in acute coronary syndrome. The discussion covered a broad array of stents (drug eluting vs. bare metal) and anticoagulants and their interplay in the emergency room, the cath lab, the EP lab, the orthopedic surgical theater and the post-hospital environment. Each Panelist shares a perspective on the balance between restenosis, anticoagulant effects, risks of DVT/PE and bleeding.

In order to understand the issues surrounding post-operative surgical bleeding, we also spoke with an orthopedic surgeon specializing in "high profile injuries" for a number of major US sports teams. Finally, we received input into a variety of devices and new drugs targeting atrial arrhythmias

The drugs discussed by the Panel include:

-Lovenox (enoxaparin; Sanofi-Aventis),

-Arixtra (fondaparinux; GSK),

-Coumadin (warfarin; BMS),

-Exanta (ximelagatran; AstraZeneca),

-Pradaxa (dabigatran; Boehringer Ingelheim),

-Xarelto (rivaroxaban; Bayer, J&J),

-idraparinux (Sanofi-Aventis),

-SSR-126517 (Sanofi-Aventis),

-apixaban (BMS / Pfizer),

-YM-150 (Astellas),

-betrixaban (PRT054021; Portola),

-DU-176b (Daiichi Sankyo),

-AZD0837 (AstraZeneca),

-PD-0348292 (Pfizer),

-otamixaban (Sanofi-Aventis),

-LY517717 (Lilly),

-flovagatran (TGN 255; Trigen),

-Angiomax (bivalirudin; The Medicines Company),

-AVE-5026 (Sanofi-Aventis),

-Plavix (clopidogrel; S-A, BMS),

-Aggrenox (aspirin/dipyridamole; Boehringer-Ingelheim),

-Effient (prasugrel; Daiichi Sankyo / Lilly),

-cangrelor (The Medicines Company);

- ticagrelor (AZD-6140; AstraZeneca),

-SCH530348 (Thrombin Receptor Antagonist; Schering-Plough),

-DZ-697b (Daiichi-Sankyo),

- Ranexa (ranolazine; CV Therapeutics),

-Micardis (telmisartan),

-Multaq (dronedarone; Sanofi-Aventis),

- Kynapid (vernakalant; Astellas/Cardiome),

- azimilide (Procter & Gamble),

-Cypher (Cordis),

-Taxus (Boston Scientific),

-Endeavor (Zotarolimus-Eluting Coronary Stent; Medtronic),

- Xience Vision (Abbott) ;

-Promus (Boston Scientific),

-Export (Medtronic),

-Pronto (Vascular Solutions),

-AngioJet (Possis),

-Helex Septal Occluder (Gore),

-INRatio (Hemosense/Inverness),

-CoaguChek XS (Roche),

- Laser Ablation (Cardio Focus),

-GENius(TM) RF Multi-Channel generator (Ablation Frontiers),

-Mesh Electrode (Bard),

-Arctic Front (CryoCath Technologies),

-PLAATO(TM) System (ev3),

-WATCHMAN LAA (Atritech)

Key Topics Covered:

- Diagnostics

- Acute Coronary Syndrome

- Anticoagulants

- Heparins and Antithrombotics

- Antiplatelets

- Arrhythmia

- Key Findings

- Detailing in the Hospital

- General Comments

- Specific Examples

- ER Perspective

- Cath Lab Perspective

- Orthopedic Surgeon's Perspective

- Electrophysiology Perspective

- Vitamin K Inhibitors

- Coumadin (warfarin; BMS)

- Antithrombotics

- Pharmaceutical Competitive Intelligence - Market Research - Conference Coverage

- Antiplatelets

- Antiarrhythmics

- Devices for Ablation

- Laser Ablation: Cardio Focus

- Pharmacotherapy

- Thought-Leader Discussions

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