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 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...
Boston Scientific, Innova vascular self-expanding stent system, FDA approval, peripheral artery disease, PAD
Technology | Stents Peripheral | August 20, 2015
August 20, 2015 — Boston Scientific Corp. has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the Innova...
global interventional cardiology devices market, worth, Grand View Research, stents, catheters
News | Cath Lab | August 17, 2015
August 17, 2015 — The global interventional cardiology devices market is expected to reach $25.16 billion by 2020,...
bioabsorbable scaffolds, BAS, global market, 2021, 10MM, 5EU, GlobalData

Absorb BVS image courtesy of Abbott

News | Stents Bioresorbable | August 05, 2015
August 5, 2015 — The global market value for bioabsorbable scaffolds (BAS) will expand rapidly from $143.7 million in...
European interventional cardiology market, drug-eluting stents, Abbott Laboratories, Boston Scientific, Medtronic

Boston Scientific's Eluvia drug-eluting vascular stent system. Image courtesy of Boston Scientific.

Feature | Stents | July 31, 2015
July 31, 2015 — According to a new report on the Europe market for interventional cardiology by iData Research, drug-...
Boston Scientific, fully absorbable scaffold, FAST study, resorbable
Feature | Stents Bioresorbable | July 20, 2015
July 20, 2015 - Boston Scientific has initiated a study of the company's first fully resorbable drug-eluting scaffold...
Veryan Medical, BioMimics 3D femoropopliteal stent, MIMICS-2 study, PAD
News | Stents Peripheral | July 17, 2015
July 17, 2015 - Veryan Medical announced that the first subject has been enrolled in their MIMICS-2 study at...
Medtronic, Protege GPS self-expanding peripheral stent, FDA approval
Technology | July 16, 2015
July 16, 2015 — Medtronic plc announced that its Protege GPS self-expanding peripheral stent system has received...
carotid artery stenting, outcomes, JACC, Beau Hawkins, Robert Yeh, CARE Registry
Feature | Stents Carotid | July 13, 2015
July 13, 2015 - Hospitals performing carotid artery stenting vary considerably in rates of in-hospital stroke or death...
InspireMD, CGuard, PARADIGM study, EuroPCR 2015, Musialek

Image courtesy of InspireMD

News | Embolic Protection Devices | June 23, 2015
June 23, 2015 - InspireMD Inc. announced that its CGuard embolic prevention system reported positive results in the...
Stentys, Xposition S, CE Mark, EuroPCR
News | Stents | June 18, 2015
June 18, 2015 - Stentys announced in April that it received CE Marking for its new Self-Apposing stent system ahead of...