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. 

Videos | Cath Lab | November 08, 2016
David Kandzari, M.D., director of interventional cardiology and chief scientific officer, Piedmont Heart Institute,...
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 (OCT...
biosensors Biofreedom stent
News | Stents | November 07, 2016
November 7, 2016 – The two-year results from LEADERS FREE, the first randomized clinical trial dedicated to high...
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. 3...
Bionics trial, Medinol, BioNIR stent, elastic polymer

Imaging of stent struts after expansion, showing the elastic polymer used on Medinol’s BioNIR stent does not crack or flake off, possibly leading to better patient outcomes. 

News | Stents | November 07, 2016
November 7, 2016 – The large multinational randomized BIONICS study found that a novel elastic polymer coated...
Medtronic, Resolute Integrity DES, drug-eluting stent, BIO-RESORT study, TCT 2016
News | Stents Drug Eluting | November 02, 2016
November 2, 2016 — Investigators recently unveiled clinical data from the independent BIO-RESORT study, representing...
Medtronic, Drug-Filled Stent, DFS, RevElution trial, first clinical data, TCT 2016, Stephen Worthley
News | Stents Drug Eluting | November 01, 2016
November 1, 2016 — Medtronic plc unveiled the first clinical outcomes of its novel Drug-Filled Stent (DFS) from the...
News | Stents Drug Eluting | October 31, 2016
October 31, 2016 — Micell Technologies Inc. announced that it presented five-year clinical safety and efficacy results...
EXCEL Trial, TCT 2016, drug-eluting stents, CABG, surgery left main heart disease, LMCAD
Feature | Stents Drug Eluting | October 31, 2016
October 31, 2016 — A major international study has found that drug-eluting stents, a less-invasive alternative to...
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...
tryton side branch stent, bifurcation stenting, Cardinal Health
News | Stents Bifurcation | October 28, 2016
October 28, 2016 – Tryton Medical Inc., a primary developer of stents to treat coronary bifurcation lesions, and...
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...
transcarotid artery revascularization, TCAR Surveillance Project, Society for Vascular Surgery Patient Safety Organization, SVS PSO,
News | Stents Carotid | October 13, 2016
October 13, 2016 — A surveillance project to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of transcarotid artery...
TCT 2016, TCT.16, main arena, late breaking trials
Feature | Cath Lab | September 28, 2016
September 28, 2016 — The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) included 11 late-breaking trials and 16 first report...
News | Venous Therapies | September 12, 2016
September 12, 2016 — Veniti Inc. has closed on $25 million in Series D equity financing from Boston Scientific Corp....