Stents

Patients who took dual antiplatelet therapy medications beyond the standard 12 months after coronary stent placement were significantly less likely to develop blood clots within their stents or to have a heart attack than those whose treatment fol...

October 8, 2014 — Abbott announced the start of the ABSORB IV clinical trial, which will test whether the Absorb bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) is more cost effective and offers a higher quality of life than a best-in-class, permanent,...

September 26, 2014 — In response to new science showing that complete revascularization of all significantly blocked arteries leads to better outcomes in some heart attack patients, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) has withdrawn its Choosi...

Abbott announced positive one-year clinical results from ABSORB II, the world's first prospective, randomized, controlled trial comparing the safety and effectiveness of the dissolving Absorb heart device to Abbott's market-leading metallic XIENCE...

Biotronik, DREAMS, BIOSOLVE-II trial, bioresorbable stent, magnesium
Biotronik announced the completion of enrollment in the BIOSOLVE-II trial — a clinical study investigating the safety and performance of DREAMS (DRug Eluting...
MiStent SES, Micell Technologies, Europe, bioresorbable stents
Micell Technologies, Inc. announced the commercial availability of the MiStent Sirolimus Eluting Absorbable Polymer Coronary Stent System (...
Fantom, Reva Medical, Rutgers, bioresorbable stents
A new stent for treating cardiovascular disease that incorporates a polymer invented at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, has been implanted in...
ASCERT, coronary bypass graft surgery, angioplasty, quality of life, value
Coronary bypass graft surgery commonly used to treat patients with coronary heart disease results in improved quality of life but also costs more than another...
The Abbott family of Xience everolimus-eluting coronary stents—including the Xience V, Xience nano, Xience Prime, Xience Xpedition, and
MicroVention Inc.’s Low-Profile Visualized Intraluminal Support Device (LVIS and LVIS Jr.) is a stent and delivery system used to...
Boston Scientific received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the Rebel platinum chromium coronary stent system, the...

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bioresorbable stents
Ongoing clinical trials of bioresorbable stents continue to show positive data for the devices, which are widely expected to overtake metallic stents in the...
DAPT study
Patients who took dual antiplatelet therapy medications beyond the standard 12 months after coronary stent placement were significantly less likely to develop...
VIVA, VIVA Physicians, Peripheral, Carotid Artery Device, clinical trial results
Viva Physicians, a not-for-profit organization in the field of vascular medicine and intervention, announce clinical trial results and other new happenings at...
October 8, 2014 — Abbott announced the start of the ABSORB IV clinical trial, which will test whether the Absorb bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) is...

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