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Abbott Bioabsorbable Stent  Absorb

The world’s first drug-eluting bioabsorbable vascular scaffold has been launched and will revolutionize the stent industry. On Sept. 25, 2012, Abbott announced the launch of its drug-eluting...

Abbott bioresorbable Absorb stent BVS

Abbott Vascular began its international launch of the Absorb coronary stent, the world's first drug-eluting bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS). It is now widely available across...

Aug. 8, 2012 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Abbott’s Omnilink Elite Vascular Balloon-Expandable Stent System for the treatment of iliac artery disease. This...

As the average age of the U.S. population and the number of patients at high risk for cardiovascular disease increase, the usage of cardio and endovascular stents continues to grow. Interventional...

Evaluating the performance of your cath lab is key to developing a strategic plan for improving service offerings, planning growth and expanding market share to compete for revenues. Availability...

Two-year follow-up data from the pivotal PLATINUM Workhorse trial comparing the safety and effectiveness of the Promus Element and Xience V everolimus-eluting coronary stents demonstrated superior...

Biodegradable polymer drug-eluting stents (DES) provide better long-term safety and efficacy than durable polymer DES, according to findings from an analysis of three major clinical trials — ISAR-...

April 15, 2012, will mark the 10th anniversary of the approval of the first drug-eluting stent (DES). Ten years ago, the mood surrounding the new anti-restinotic silver bullet stent was one of...

A U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) review panel has given its unanimous recommendation for the market approval of the Zilver PTX stent. It is the first device of its kind on several fronts...

The Holy Grail sought for more than two decades by interventional cardiology has been proof that minimally invasive, percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) procedures can perform as well or...