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. 

ABSORB III trial, TCT 2015, bioresorbable vascular scaffold, BVS

Abbott's Absorb bioresorbable stent. Image courtesy of Abbott Vascular

Feature | Stents Bioresorbable | October 16, 2015
October 16, 2015 — Results from a clinical trial showed that Abbott's Absorb everolimus-eluting bioresorbable vascular...
SCAI, new bioabsorbable stent technologies, TCT 2015, Absorb, Synergy

Synergy stent image courtesy of Boston Scientific

News | Stents Bioresorbable | October 15, 2015
October 15, 2015 — Two new advances in stent technology announced in recent days further reinforce the effectiveness of...
BIOSOLVE-II Trial results, TCT 2015, Biotronik Bioresorbable Magnesium Scaffold
News | Stents Bioresorbable | October 15, 2015
October 15, 2015 — Biotronik has announced results from the BIOSOLVE-II trial, investigating the safety and clinical...
Tryton Confirmatory Study, Side Branch Stent, TCT 2015, bifurcation lesions

Image courtesy of Tryton Medical

News | Stents Bifurcation | October 14, 2015
October 14, 2015 — Tryton Medical Inc. announced results from the pivotal Tryton Confirmatory Study confirming the...
Synergy stent
Technology | October 05, 2015
October 5, 2015 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Boston Scientific’s Synergy Bioabsorbable...
Tryton Side Branch Stent, clinical trial results, Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions

Tryton Side Branch Stent image courtesy of Tryton Medical

News | Stents Bifurcation | October 02, 2015
October 2, 2015 — Tryton Medical Inc. announced that results of a post hoc analysis of the pivotal Tryton Randomized...
Cook Medical, Zilver PTX, Japan PMS study, CIRSE 2015, two-year results

Image courtesy of Cook Medical

News | Stents Peripheral | October 01, 2015
October 1, 2015 — Kimihiko Kichikawa, M.D., department of radiology at Nara Medical University in Japan, reported two-...
Stentys, CE Mark for self-apposing stent, lower limb artery disease, below-the-knee arteries, critical limb ischemia, PES BTK-70 trial

Image courtesy of Stentys

News | Stents Peripheral | October 01, 2015
October 1, 2015 — Stentys announced that the company’s drug-eluting stent received CE Mark for treatment of below-the-...
Eluvia drug-eluting vascular stent system, 12-month primary patency, Boston Scientific, MAJESTIC trial, CIRSE

Image courtesy of Boston Scientific

News | Stents Peripheral | September 28, 2015
September 28, 2015 — New 12-month clinical trial outcomes assessing the safety and performance of the Boston Scientific...
CeloNova BioSciences, Cobra PzF coronary stent system, second randomized trial, COBRA-REDUCE

Cobra PzF coronary stent system image courtesy of CeloNova BioSciences Inc.

News | Stents | September 23, 2015
September 23, 2015 — CeloNova BioSciences Inc. announced that it has received conditional approval to start an...
ABSORB STEMI TROFI II trial, ESC 2015, bioresorbable vascular scaffold, BVS, STEMI patients

Image courtesy of Abbott Vascular

Feature | Stents Bioresorbable | September 04, 2015
September 4, 2015 — A drug-eluting coronary stent made of absorbable material performed similarly to gold-standard...
Absorb, BVS, bioresorbable stent
News | Stents Bioresorbable | September 01, 2015
September 1, 2015 — A bioresorbable drug-eluting coronary stent showed similar efficacy and safety results compared to...
biomimics, 3D stent
News | Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) | August 28, 2015
August 28, 2015 — PinnacleHealth CardioVascular Institute enrolled the first patient in Pennsylvania and second in the...
Stent graft, computational fluid dynamics, CFD, stent engineering

In this vector velocity model, brighter colors indicate blood flow acceleration as it passes through a bifurcation. Computation fluid dynamic modeling provides insight on blood flow through and near the walls of the stent graft. Image courtesy of Sanford Health

News | Cath Lab | August 27, 2015
August 27, 2015 — The use of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling has been used for years to better engineer...
News | Cath Lab | August 26, 2015
August 26, 2014 — The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) announced the late-breaking trials and first report...