Stents Peripheral

Peripheral stents are used to open narrow and hardening arteries that supply blood to the legs and feet.

News | September 27, 2010
September 27, 2010 – A premarket approval (PMA) application has been submitted for the Formula balloon-expandable...
News | August 20, 2010
August 19, 2010 – The Cardiovascular Research Foundation recently announced the late-breaking trials and first report...
News | August 09, 2010
August 9, 2010 – Enrollment was recently completed in a clinical trial of Medtronic’s Complete SE (self-expanding)...
Technology | July 26, 2010
July 26, 2010 – Today a fourth-generation intracranial aneurysm stent system was released in both the U.S. and...

There is much debate on whether to stent renal arteries. Data from the STAR and ASTRAL trials showed poor outcomes, but stenting advocates say the trial designs were flawed. Image courtesy of Toshiba.

Feature | July 20, 2010 | Dave Fornell
There is no consensus about whether atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis should be stented or treated medically. There...
News | June 14, 2010
June 14, 2010 – A self-expanding, polymer-free, drug-eluting peripheral stent has been submitted for premarket...
News | May 27, 2010
May 27, 2010 – One-year data presented this week at EuroPCR in Paris confirms sustained clinical outcomes with Cook...
News | May 21, 2010
May 21, 2010 – A new stent delivery system is designed to be reliable, easy to use and precise when delivering the self...
News | May 12, 2010
May 12, 2010 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared the way for a clinical trial to evaluate the safety...
News | May 10, 2010
May 10, 2010 – Patients treated with the Zilver PTX drug-eluting peripheral stent maintained clinical improvement at...

A radio frequency plaque ablation system is combined inside the Minnow Guiding Reshaping Technology balloon catheter.

Feature | May 02, 2010 | By Stephanie Labelle, senior analyst, Millennium Research Group
In recent years, many medical device companies saw the underserved lower extremity as an opportunity to enter the...
News | April 22, 2010
April 22, 2010 – Broadening its product scope into the peripheral artery disease market, Medtronic today received U.S...

The Xience is among several drug-eluting coronary stents used off-label in a study to improve high restenosis rates lesions below the knee.

News | April 21, 2010
April 21, 2010 – More than 100,000 amputations are performed each year in the United States on patients with critical...
Technology | March 11, 2010
March 11, 2010 – The FDA has cleared the first low-profile, premounted, balloon-expandable stent system for use in...
News | March 02, 2010
March 2, 2010 — A new stent and delivery system for the treatment of peripheral artery disease (PAD) received CE mark...