Stents Bioresorbable

Blog | Stents | February 13, 2017

Stents were the key focus of interventional cardiology for more than 20 years, but the focus has changed in recent...

Blog | January 30, 2017

DAIC has worked hard to bring useful technology news and resources to our readers. While we conduct reader surveys...

Synergy stent, abluminal polymer DES, bioresorbable polymer DES, bioresorbable polymer metallic stent

The Synergy stent is the first FDA cleared drug-eluting stent to use a bioresorbable polymer drug carrier. When the polymer dissolves after about four months, the devices become a bare metal stent. The technology is supposed to reduce the rate of late stent thrombosis due to vessel inflammation caused by durable polymers.

Feature | Stents Bioresorbable | January 17, 2017 | Dave Fornell

One of the big advancements in drug-eluting stent (DES) technology has been the development of bioresorbable...

OCT, intravascular imaging, stent, good stent apposition on vessel wall, TRANSFORM-OCT study

An OCT image showing good stent strut apposition against the vessel wall.

News | Stents | January 13, 2017

January 13, 2017 — Results from TRANSFORM-OCT, a prospective, randomized trial using optical coherence tomography (...

Absorb, bioresorbable stent, BVS, top cardiology story of 2016

The FDA clearance of the first fully bioresorbable stent, the Abbott Absorb BVS, was by far the top story of 2016. Readers clearly had a massive interest in this technology based on their page views of this article, related bioresorbable stent content and a video interviews with key ABSORB study investigators.

Feature | December 21, 2016 | Dave Fornell

The Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC) website had a record year in 2016, breaking 1 million page views...

Videos | Stents Bioresorbable | November 09, 2016

Juan Granada, M.D., executive director and chief scientific officer of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation's...

Biotronik's Osiro stent, prison IV trial

Biotronik's Osiro ultra-thin strut, sirolimus-eluting stent.

News | Stents | November 09, 2016

November 9, 2016 – Results from a randomized, multicenter trial failed to show non-inferiority of hybrid, ultra-thin...

OCT stent strut coverage

OCT imaging showing neointimal tissue coverage of metallic stent struts.

News | Stents | November 07, 2016

November 7, 2016 – Results from TRANSFORM-OCT, a prospective, randomized trial using optical coherence tomography (...

Fortitude bioresorbable stent

The Fortitude sirolimus-eluting bioresorbable stent.

 

News | Stents Bioresorbable | November 07, 2016

November 7, 2016 — The 28th annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) scientific symposium, Oct. 29-Nov...

Svelte Medical Systems, CE Mark, Direct RX, Direct sirolimus-eluting coronary stent rapid exchange system, drug-eluting stent, DES
News | Stents | October 28, 2016

October 28, 2016 — Svelte Medical Systems Inc. announced this week it received CE Mark certification of the Direct...

bioresorbable stents, bioabsorbable stents, visualizing the Absorb BVS, dissolving stent, disappearing stent on IVUS and OCT

A comparison of how the Abbott Absorb BVS appears with intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) on the left, and optical coherence tomography (OCT) of the right. The stent is difficult to visualize and sizing is critical, so both modalities can help in bioresorbable stent measurements and to confirm stent apposition. Left image from the Volcano IVUS system and the right image from St. Jude Medical's OCT system

 

Feature | Stents Bioresorbable | October 20, 2016 | Dave Fornell

There has been a lot of interest in the interventional community regarding the Abbott Absorb Bioresorbable Vascular...

TCT 2016, TCT.16, main arena, late breaking trials
Feature | Cath Lab | September 28, 2016

September 28, 2016 — The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) has announced the 11 late-breaking trials and 16...

Absorb, bioresorbable stent, BVS, on OCT

An optical coherence tomography (OCT) image of an Absorb bioresorbable stent. The stent struts are clear, allowing light to pass through, and in some cases magnifying the light that passes through under each strut. Image courtesy of St. Jude Medical.

Blog | Stents Bioresorbable | August 16, 2016

There was an explosion of interest in bioresorbable stents immediately following the July 5, 2016 announcement that...

Absorb, bioresorbable stent, FDA approval, FDA approves, FDA clears, most popular content, most popular stories, DAIC

The FDA clearance of the first bioresorbable stent, the Abbott Absorb, the first week of July has been the most popular story so far for all of 2016. It is the first fully dissolving stent approved for the U.S. market and many experts say this technology could be a paradigm shift in coronary and peripheral therapies in the coming years as the technology improves. 

Feature | August 05, 2016 | Dave Fornell

 

August 5, 2016 — Here are the top 20 most popular current content on the Diagnostic and Interventional...

Abbott, Absorb bioresorbable stent, dissolving, UAB, University of Alabama at Birmingham, first in state
News | Stents Bioresorbable | July 26, 2016

July 26, 2016 — On July 20, Massoud Leesar, M.D., of University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital implanted a...

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