Stents

This channel includes news and new technology innovations for stents, also called vascular scaffolds. Stents are used to help prop open a vessel treated by balloon angioplasty because of the barotrauma caused by the extreme stretching of vessel walls. The stent enables to vessel to heal in an open position with collapsing. Drug eluting stents (DES) are coated in anti-proliferative drugs to precent scar tissue growth which can cause restenosis and occlude the vessel. DES require antiplatelet therapy because the drug carrier polymer on DES can cause thrombus inside the stent, even years after treatment, which is why bare metal stents are still used in some patients. This page includes news on coronary stents, carotid stents, peripheral stents, bioresorbable stents, and renal stents. 

The NuMED 10-zig Covered CP (CCP) balloon expandable covered stent. It is used for repair of sinus venosus atrial septal defects (SVASD). #SVASD #SCAI2021 #congenitalheart #

The NuMED 10-zig Covered CP (CCP) balloon expandable covered stent.

News | Congenital Heart | May 01, 2021
May 1, 2021 - An analysis of a new international registry reveals benefits of using a longer covered stent for...
The Elixer Dynamx Coronary Bioadaptor Stent technology uses a bioresorbable polymer that dissolves after three months and disconnected joints between numerous stent segments, allowing it to articulate and share to the vessel and movement.

The Elixer Dynamx Coronary Bioadaptor Stent technology uses a bioresorbable polymer that dissolves after three months and disconnected joints between numerous stent segments, allowing it to articulate and shape to the vessel and its movement.

News | Stents | April 14, 2021
April, 14, 2021 – Elixir Medical recently announced the first patient was treated in the BIOADAPTOR randomized...
Comparison showing platelet adhesion to the surface of various coronary artery drug-eluting stents (DES) in a preclinical study that used aspirin only. Abbott said the Xience stent's fluoropolymer is significantly more anti-thrombotic than other DES.[2] 

Comparison showing platelet adhesion to the surface of various coronary artery drug-eluting stents (DES) in a preclinical study that used aspirin only. Abbott said the Xience stent's fluoropolymer is significantly more anti-thrombotic than other DES.[2] 

News | Stents | April 06, 2021
April 6, 2021 — Abbott today announced its Xience stent has received CE mark in Europe for shorter duration of dual...
FDA Clears Zilver Vena Venous Self-Expanding Stent
News | Venous Therapies | February 22, 2021
February 22, 2021 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently cleared the Cook Medical Zilver Vena Venous...
InspireMD's MicroNet embolic protection mesh on stents is designed to prevent emboli during carotid stenting.

InspireMD's MicroNet embolic protection mesh on stents is designed to prevent emboli during carotid stenting.

News | Embolic Protection Devices | February 09, 2021
February 9, 2021 — InspireMD Inc., developer of the CGuard Embolic Prevention System (EPS) for the prevention of stroke...
FDA Clears Boston Scientific Synergy Megatron Drug-eluting Stent for Proximal, Fibrotic and Calcified Lesions
News | Stents Drug Eluting | January 26, 2021
January 26, 2021 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared Boston Scientific's Synergy Megatron Drug-...
The stent struts of the Biotronik Orsiro stent.
News | Stents | December 21, 2020
December 21, 2020 – A proposed ASTM International standard will answer the need for a standardized test method that...
A peripheral artery disease (PAD) patient CT scan showing blockages in the femoral arteries in the legs with collateral flow in the leg on the right.

A peripheral artery disease (PAD) patient CT scan showing blockages in the femoral arteries in the legs with collateral flow in the leg on the right.

News | Stents Bioresorbable | December 16, 2020
December 16, 2020 — Efemoral Medical announced the first-in-human (FIH) use of the its Efemoral bioresorbable vascular...
One-year results off the PIONEER III study comparing the safety and efficacy of the Supreme HT drug-eluting stent (DES), to the Xience or Promus Durable Polymer DES showed it was equivalent in clinical performance to the market-leading DES. The results were presented at the 2020 American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Session. #AHA2020 #AHA20 #AHA

One-year results off the PIONEER III study comparing the safety and efficacy of the Supreme HT drug-eluting stent (DES), to the Xience or Promus Durable Polymer DES showed it was equivalent in clinical performance to the market-leading DES. The results were presented at the 2020 American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Session.

News | Stents | November 24, 2020
November 24, 2020 — One-year results off the PIONEER III study comparing the safety and efficacy of the Supreme HT (...
Some of the device technologies discussed in the TCT 2020 late-breaking trial sessions. Top left, the  Medtronic Resolute Onyx stent was the first stent to receive FDA clearance for short duration dual-antiplatelet therapy, which was a big topic and subject of several sessions. Lower left, the Keystone TriGuard 3 TAVR embolic protection device did not demonstrate superiority over TAVR without use of embolic protection. Top right, the Abbott MitraClip. Acurate neo TAVR valve. #TCTconnect #TCT2020

Some of the device technologies discussed in the TCT 2020 late-breaking trial sessions. Top left, the Medtronic Resolute Onyx stent was the first stent to receive FDA clearance for short duration dual-antiplatelet therapy, which was a big topic and subject of several sessions. Lower left, the Keystone TriGuard 3 TAVR embolic protection device did not demonstrate superiority over TAVR without use of embolic protection. Top right, the Abbott MitraClip was the subject of two studies, including use to aid heart transplant patients. Bottom right, the Boston Scientific Acurate neo TAVR valve performed below the Sapien 3 and CoreValve Evolut.

Feature | TCT | October 29, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
Here are some of the key takeaways from the late-breaking interventional cardiology and structural heart trials...
Abre venous self-expanding stent found safe, effective in treating challenging deep venous lesions was approved by the FDA.
News | Venous Therapies | October 26, 2020
October 26, 2020 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the Medtronic Abre venous self-expanding...
Ori Ben-Yehuda, M.D., presenting the findings of the HOST-REDUCE-POLYTECH-ACS  study at TCT 2020 that showed durable polymer drug-eluting stents (DES) performed better than the bioresorbable polymer DES that were supposed to replace them with the promise of being safer and lowering overall cardiac event rates. #TCT2020 #TCTConnect

Ori Ben-Yehuda, M.D., presenting the findings of the HOST-REDUCE-POLYTECH-ACS study at TCT 2020 that showed durable polymer drug-eluting stents (DES) performed better than the bioresorbable polymer DES that were supposed to replace them with the promise of being safer and lowering overall cardiac event rates.

Feature | Stents | October 22, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
October 17, 2020 – In a surprise to many, a randomized clinical trial found that drug-eluting stents (DES) with durable...
For patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), treatment with the CeloNova Biosciences nanotechnology polymer-coated Cobra PzF stent plus 14-day dual anti-platelet therapy (DAPT) did not reduce bleeding or establish non-inferior outcomes for thrombotic events compared with a drug-eluting stent (DES) and standard three or six-month DAPT therapy. #TCT #TCTconnect #TCT2020
News | Stents | October 22, 2020
October 22, 2020 – For patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), treatment with the nanotechnology...
Videos | Stents Drug Eluting | October 19, 2020
Dean Kereiakes, M.D., medical director, The Christ Hospital Heart and Vascular Center, medical director, The Christ...
Videos | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | October 19, 2020
Roxana Mehran, M.D., and Marco Valgimiggle, M.D., present the results of the Xience 90/28 trials that evaluated the use...