Stents Bioresorbable

This channel includes news and new technology innovations for bioresorbable stents (BRS). These devices are also referred to as bioabsorbable stents, bioresorbable scaffolds and dissolving stents. BRS are designed as an alternative to permanent metallic stent implants, which cause issues in a small number of patients with in-stent restenosis, late-stent thrombosis and require use of long-term antiplatelet therapy. Metallic stents also cause issues with CT and MRI imaging and may prevent future options for coronary bypass graft (CABG) surgery. BRS are supposed to remove avoid these issues by dissolving and disappearing from the vessel after a period of 2-4 years. This, returns the vessel to its natural state and allows for the return of vasodilatation and vasoconstriction.


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Feature | Cath Lab | September 28, 2016

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

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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...

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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...

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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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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 | July 21, 2016 | Alphonse Ambrosia, D.O.

Some have labeled bioresorbable scaffolds (BRS), also known as bioresorbable stents, as the fourth evolution of...

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News | Stents Bioresorbable | July 19, 2016

July 19, 2016 — Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles, is the first hospital on the West Coast to offer patients with...

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News | Stents Bioresorbable | July 11, 2016

July 11, 2016 — University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, is among the first in the country – and the...

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The Abbott Absorb is the first bioresorbable stent to be cleared for use in the United States. 

Technology | Stents Bioresorbable | July 05, 2016 | Dave Fornell

July 5, 2016 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the first fully bioresorbable coronary stent...

News | Stents Bioresorbable | June 06, 2016

June 6, 2016 — Amaranth Medical announced that it completed enrollment in May in the RENASCENT-II study of its novel...

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News | Stents Bioresorbable | May 17, 2016

May 17, 2016 — Biotronik presented 12-month data from the BIOSOLVE-II trial during a Hotline Session at EuroPCR 2016...

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Feature | Stents | May 16, 2016

May 16, 2016 — Cardinal Health announced it has entered into a distribution agreement with Biosensors that enables...

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Feature | Stents Bioresorbable | April 13, 2016 | Dave Fornell

Bioresorbable stents have been one of the hottest new cardiovascular technologies discussed at cardiology meetings...

Videos | Stents Bioresorbable | April 12, 2016

Gregg Stone, M.D., director of cardiovascular research and education at Columbia University Medical Center / New...

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Feature | Stents Bioresorbable | March 15, 2016 | Dave Fornell

March 15, 2016 — An independent panel of experts convened by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) voted 9 to...

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Specially designed extrusion equipment at Magnesium Elektron’s purpose-built facility in England produces wire made from SynerMag bioresorbable magnesium alloy. Photo courtesy of Business Wire.

News | Stents Bioresorbable | March 11, 2016

March 11, 2016 — Magnesium Elektron, developer, manufacturer and supplier of high-performance magnesium alloys,...

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