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. 

Eluvia and Ranger PAD devices from Boston Scientific. #VIVA19 #VIVA2019 #VIVA
News | Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) | November 06, 2019
November 6, 2019 – Boston Scientific announced positive data for two of its devices within the peripheral drug-eluting...
Viva conference late breaking clinical trials, #VIVA19 #VIVA #VIVA2019
Feature | VIVA | November 14, 2019
November 14, 2019 — The results of the 21 late-breaking clinical trials presented for the first time at Vascular...
EchoPixel showed technology at TCT 2019 that creates live holograms in the cath lab from 3-D TEE imaging. It projects the holograms on a special display screen that does not require the user to wear 3-D glasses. The interventional cardiologist can use hand movements and a foot switch to move the image around without breaking the sterile field. It offers a new way to visualize catheters, device positioning and deployment for structural heart procedures. #TCT2019 #TCT #TCT19

EchoPixel showed technology at TCT 2019 that creates live holograms in the cath lab from 3-D TEE imaging. It projects the holograms on a special display screen that does not require the user to wear 3-D glasses. The interventional cardiologist can use hand movements and a foot switch to move the image around without breaking the sterile field. It offers a new way to visualize catheters, device positioning and deployment in structural heart procedures. (Photos by Dave Fornell)

Feature | TCT | November 04, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor
The latest in interventional cardiology clinical data and new device technologies were highlighted at the annual...
A comparison of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) vs. angiography found a significant mismatch and showed the benefits of IVUS in venous interventions.

A comparison of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) vs. angiography found a significant mismatch and showed the benefits of IVUS in venous interventions.

News | Venous Therapies | October 31, 2019
October 31, 2019 – In a large series of iliac vein stent cases, a blinded comparison found intravascular ultrasound (...
Videos | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | October 17, 2019
Roxana Mehran, M.D., FACC, FACP, FCCP, FESC, FAHA, FSCAI, professor of medicine and director of interventional...
Supraflex Drug-Eluting Stent Superior to Xience in Two-Year Target Vessel Failure
News | Stents Drug Eluting | October 11, 2019
October 11, 2019 — The ultra-thin Supraflex drug-eluting stent (DES) from SMT maintained numerically lower outcomes at...
Videos | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | October 11, 2019
Ajay J. Kirtane, M.D., associate professor of medicine at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and director of the...
Videos | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | October 10, 2019
Roxana Mehran, M.D., FACC, FACP, FCCP, FESC, FAHA, FSCAI, professor of medicine and director of interventional...
TCT 2019 Late-breaking Presentations in the main arena. The top interventional cardiology studies of 2019. #TCT #TCT19 #TCT2019
Feature | TCT | October 11, 2019
October 10, 2019 — Here are the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) 12 late-breaking trials and 16 late-breaking...
Videos | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | October 08, 2019
American Heart Association President Robert Harrington, M.D., interventional cardiologist and the Arthur L. Bloomfield...
People watch the presentation of the five-year EXCEL Trial data by Gregg Stone, M.D., live in the Abbott booth at TCT 2019. Abbott makes the Xience stent used in the trial, which compared equally with long term surgical outcomes. #TCT2019

People watch the live presentation of the five-year EXCEL Trial data by Gregg Stone, M.D., in the Abbott booth at TCT 2019. Abbott makes the Xience stent used in the trial, which compared equally with long-term CABG surgical outcomes. 

Feature | Cath Lab | October 03, 2019
October 3, 2019 – Five-year data from the EXCEL Trial showed patients with left main coronary disease treated with...
Two Stents Implanted in Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders, suffers chest pain
News | Cath Lab | October 02, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor
October 2, 2019 — Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) was hospitalized with chest pain on Oct...
Resolute Onyx Drug-Eluting Stent Noninferior to Polymer-Free Drug-Coated Stent With One-Month DAPT
News | Stents Drug Eluting | September 30, 2019
September 30, 2019 – The first randomized trial to compare a durable polymer drug-eluting stent to a polymer-free drug-...
Biodegradable Polymer Stent Plus Shortened DAPT Safe and Effective in Unprotected Left Main CAD
News | Stents Drug Eluting | September 30, 2019
September 30, 2019 — A biodegradable polymer everolimus-eluting stent (BP-EES) followed by four months of dual...
Bypass Surgery and Coronary Stenting Yield Comparable 10-Year Survival
News | Cath Lab | September 25, 2019
September 25, 2019 — Ten-year survival rates are similar for bypass surgery and coronary stenting with drug-eluting...