News: Xience Sierra, Newest Generation of Xience Drug-Eluting Stents, Receives U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Approval

Abbott announced it has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Xience Sierra, the newest generation of the company’s Xience everolimus-eluting coronary stent system. Design and technology advances in this generation of Xience include features specifically designed for the treatment of complex blockages that now account for up to 70 percent of cases.1

Design innovations in Xience Sierra include a thinner profile, increased flexibility, longer lengths, and small diameters. The new stent and delivery system were specifically developed for the treatment of complex cases, including people with multiple or totally blocked vessels.

Abbott received Regulatory approval for XIENCE Sierra in Japan in April 2018, and CE Mark in Europe in October 2017. 


  1. 10,000,000 implants number is based on data of DES implants through Q1 2017. Comparative claim based on unit usage in U.S., Japan, China, India, top 5 Western Europe, and Korea. Other leading DES: BSX stents (Promus Element, Promus Element Plus, Promus Premier, Synergy); MDT stents (Resolute, Resolute Integrity, Resolute Onyx); Terumo stents (Nobori, Ultimaster); Biotronik stent (Orsiro); and Biosensors stent (BioMatrix). Data on file at Abbott Vascular.