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. 

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...
A large subgroup analysis of the VOYAGER PAD randomized clinical trial showed neither a mortality risk nor benefit associated with the use of paclitaxel drug-coated devices (DCD) in the treatment of peripheral artery disease (PAD). The study also found that the benefit of rivaroxaban use on reducing ischemic limb and cardiovascular outcomes was consistent regardless of whether a DCD was used. #TCT2020 #TCTconnect
Feature | Cath Lab | October 18, 2020
October 18, 2020 – A large subgroup analysis of a randomized clinical trial showed neither a mortality risk nor benefit...
Videos | Cath Lab | October 17, 2020
Gregg Stone, M.D., presents the results of the PROSPECT ABSORB Trial in a press conference at the 2020 Transcatheter...
The Abbott Vascular Xience Sierra drug eluting stent (DES). The XIENCE 28 and XIENCE 90 studies presented at TCT 2020 showed the stent can be used safely with only one month of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT). #TCT #TCTconnect #TCT2020
News | Stents Drug Eluting | October 16, 2020
October 16, 2020 – Results from the XIENCE 90/28 clinical trials have shown that a shorter course of dual-antiplatelet...
The FDA has cleared a new indication for the Medtronic Resolute Onyx Drug Eluting Stent, making it the first DES that only required one month of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) in patients who are considered high risk for bleeding complications.

The FDA has cleared a new indication for the Medtronic Resolute Onyx Drug Eluting Stent, making it the first DES that only required one month of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) in patients who are considered high risk for bleeding complications.

News | Stents | October 01, 2020
October 1, 2020 — Medtronic has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for new one-month of dual-...