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. 

News | Stents Drug Eluting | January 08, 2016
January 8, 2016 — In December, Stentys announced completion of patient enrollment in DESSOLVE III. The 1,400-patient...
Biotronik Astron stent
Technology | Stents Peripheral | December 31, 2015
December 31, 2015 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared Biotronik's Astron Peripheral Self-...
Technology | Stents Bare Metal | December 09, 2015
December 9, 2015 — Medinol U.S. recently opened their commercial business in Parsippany, New Jersey, followed by the...
Blog | Cath Lab | November 05, 2015
For the past few years, the focus of the annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) meetings has been on...
Videos | TCT | November 05, 2015
DAIC Editor Dave Fornell offers his choices for the most innovative new interventional cardiovascular technologies...
Videos | TCT | November 05, 2015
Tom Watson, clinical analyst for MDBuyLine, and DAIC Editor Dave Fornell discuss some of the new cardiovascular and...
News | Stents Bioresorbable | October 30, 2015
October 30, 2015 — Results from a clinical trial showed that that the Abbott Absorb everolimus-eluting bioresorbable...
Videos | Stents Drug Eluting | October 30, 2015
Dr. Stephen Worthley, Ph.D., director of the cardiac cath labs at Royal Adelaide Hospital at the University of Adelaide...
Videos | Stents Bioresorbable | October 30, 2015
Dean Kereiakes, M.D., medical director of The Christ Hospital Heart and Vascular Center, and a lead investigator for...
News | Stents Drug Eluting | October 27, 2015
October 27, 2015 — Results from the multicenter, prospective, randomized PANDA III trial indicate that the BuMA...
REMEDEE Registry, one-year outcomes, Combo dual therapy stent, OrbusNeich, TCT 2015
News | Stents Drug Eluting | October 26, 2015
October 26, 2015 — OrbusNeich announced the presentation of the one-year clinical outcomes from the 1,000-patient...
Medinol, BIONICS Trial, completes enrollment, eDES coronary stent system, elastomeric drug eluting stent

The eDES elastomer coating before and after expansion. Image courtesy of Medinol Inc.

News | Stents | October 26, 2015
October 26, 2015 — Medinol announced in September the completion of enrollment in its BIONICS trial to evaluate the...
TUXEDO trial, diabetic patients, drug-eluting stents, everolimus, paclitaxel, TCT 2015

Image courtesy of Abbott Vascular

News | Stents Drug Eluting | October 23, 2015
October 23, 2015 — Results of the TUXEDO trial, designed to compare two types of stents in diabetic patients, found...
News | Stents | October 22, 2015
October 22, 2015 — Results from the LEADERS FREE trial found that a polymer-free drug-coated stent (DCS) was superior...
ISAR-DESIRE 4 trial, TCT 2015, drug-coated balloon, DCB, scoring balloon, SCB, drug-eluting stent restenosis

Image courtesy of Medtronic

Feature | Drug-Eluting Balloons | October 22, 2015
October 22, 2015 — Results from the ISAR-DESIRE 4 trial indicate that use of a scoring balloon plus a paclitaxel-coated...