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 Carotid | June 17, 2015
June 17, 2015 - Karam Moon, M.D., winner of the DePuy Synthes Cerebrovascular Section Resident/Fellow Award, presented...
Xposition S, Stentys, SETUP trial, results, EuroPCR, EuroIntervention

Xposition S image courtesy of Stentys

News | Stents Drug Eluting | June 17, 2015
June 17, 2015 - Stentys announced that the findings of the first Xposition clinical experience, as part of the SETUP...
News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | June 11, 2015
June 11, 2015 - Patients who received a bare metal coronary stent did not display significant differences in rates of...
Biotronik, Pulsar-18, Michael Lichtenberg, study
News | Stents Peripheral | June 10, 2015
June 10, 2015 - Biotronik announced the publication of promising clinical results regarding its Pulsar-18 peripheral...
Fantom, REVA Medical, FANTOM II trial, ACC

Fantom image courtesy of REVA Medical Inc.

News | June 05, 2015
June 5, 2015 - REVA Medical Inc. announced the initiation of patient enrollment in the FANTOM II clinical trial of its...
Technology | June 01, 2015
June 1, 2015 — Silk Road Medical Inc. announced the company received U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k)...
electronic stents, bioresorbable electronic stent, BES

An illustration of the bioresorbable electronic stent developed in the Korean study. It uses a magnesium stent which doubles as a wireless transmission antenna, flexible microelectronic sensors for blood flow and temperature, and a polylactic acid polymer coating with embedded drug-filled nanospheres that release the drug only when stimulated by heat or light. Image from ACS Nano.

Feature | Stents | May 28, 2015 | Dave Fornell
With the recent innovation of flexible microelectronic sensor circuits that can be made from bioresorbable materials,...
OrbusNeich, Combo, EPC, HARMONEE study, U.S.
News | May 28, 2015
May 28, 2015 — OrbusNeich has announced that the first U.S. patient has been enrolled in the HARMONEE (Harmonized...
ART, PBS, pure bioresorbable scaffold, CE Mark
Feature | May 26, 2015
May 26, 2015 — Privately-held company Arterial Remodeling Technologies (ART) announced CE Mark clearance for its next-...
Boston Scientific, Synergy, EVOLVE I, EVOLVE II, EuroPCR 2015, results
News | May 22, 2015
May 22, 2015 — Boston Scientific reported positive, long-term data from the EVOLVE Trial of the Synergy everolimus-...
Amaranth Medical, Fortitude BRS, MEND-II, RENASCENT, EuroPCR 2015

Image courtesy of Amaranth Medical

News | May 21, 2015
May 18, 2015 — Amaranth Medical announced plans to report clinical results from the company's ongoing trial of its...
Abbott, Absorb, dissolving stent, resorbable, CE Mark, Europe
News | May 19, 2015
May 19, 2015 — Abbott announced that it has received CE Mark for the latest advancement of its Absorb stent system,...
Boston Scientific, investors, cardiology, growth, expansion
News | May 11, 2015
May 11, 2015 — Boston Scientific Corp. presented an overview of its continued business momentum and long-term growth...
Boston Scientific, Eluvia, MAJESTIC trial, vascular stent, PAD
News | April 29, 2015
April 29, 2015 — A key trial evaluating the Boston Scientific Eluvia drug-eluting vascular stent system met its primary...
carotid artery stenting, F-EPD, P-EPD, ACC, embolic protection devices
News | April 22, 2015
April 22, 2015 — A study published in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions showed that in-hospital and 30-day stroke or...