Stents

Synergy stent, abluminal polymer DES, bioresorbable polymer DES, bioresorbable polymer metallic stent

The Synergy stent is the first FDA cleared drug-eluting stent to use a bioresorbable polymer drug carrier. When the polymer dissolves after about four months, the devices become a bare metal stent. The technology is supposed to reduce the rate of late stent thrombosis due to vessel inflammation caused by durable polymers.

Feature | Stents Bioresorbable | January 17, 2017 | Dave Fornell

One of the big advancements in drug-eluting stent (DES) technology has been the development of bioresorbable...

OCT, intravascular imaging, stent, good stent apposition on vessel wall, TRANSFORM-OCT study

An OCT image showing good stent strut apposition against the vessel wall.

News | Stents | January 13, 2017

January 13, 2017 — Results from TRANSFORM-OCT, a prospective, randomized trial using optical coherence tomography (...

EXCEL Trial, TCT 2016, drug-eluting stents, CABG, surgery left main heart disease, LMCAD

Gregg W. Stone, M.D., presenting the EXCEL data at TCT 2016 during a standing room only late-breaking trial session.

Feature | Stents | January 12, 2017 | Dave Fornell

The biggest news from the 2016 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) meeting this past fall was the...

Medinol, BIONICS study, 12-month results, TCT 2016, drug-eluting stent, EluNIR
News | Stents Drug Eluting | January 10, 2017

January 10, 2017 — Medinol announced in December positive twelve-month clinical results from the BIONICS study. The...

stroke, FDA seeks stroke registries, brain infarct
News | Stroke | January 02, 2017

January 2, 2017 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) hopes to build clinical evidence through new...

Absorb, bioresorbable stent, BVS, top cardiology story of 2016

The FDA clearance of the first fully bioresorbable stent, the Abbott Absorb BVS, was by far the top story of 2016. Readers clearly had a massive interest in this technology based on their page views of this article, related bioresorbable stent content and a video interviews with key ABSORB study investigators.

Feature | December 21, 2016 | Dave Fornell

The Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC) website had a record year in 2016, breaking 1 million page views...

Biotronik, Pulsar-18 bare metal self-expanding stent, BMS SE, BIOFLEX PEACE trial, 12-month results, VEITHsymposium 2016
News | Stents Peripheral | December 13, 2016

December 13, 2016 — Biotronik announced the presentation of data confirming the efficacy of the Pulsar-18...

LimFlow System, critical limb ischemia, CLI, CE Mark
News | Stents Peripheral | December 08, 2016

December 8, 2016 — LimFlow SA announced in November that it received the CE Mark for its fully percutaneous LimFlow...

InspireMD, CGuard embolic protection system, EPS, clinical data, internal carotid artery stenosis, ICA
News | Stents Carotid | November 18, 2016

November 18, 2016 — InspireMD Inc. announced in mid-October the online publication of positive clinical data in a...

fibrinolysis, FL, STEMI patients, ACCF/AHA guidelines, Minneapolis Heart Institute, AHA Scientific Sessions 2016
News | Cath Lab | November 10, 2016

November 10, 2016 — Current ACCF/AHA guidelines recommend fibrinolysis (FL) as the preferred reperfusion strategy...

 PLATINUM DIVERSITY, stents in minorities and women
News | Cath Lab | November 09, 2016

November 9, 2016 — A dedicated stent study conducted exclusively in women and minority patients evaluated clinical...

Videos | Stents Bioresorbable | November 09, 2016

Juan Granada, M.D., executive director and chief scientific officer of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation's...

Biotronik's Osiro stent, prison IV trial

Biotronik's Osiro ultra-thin strut, sirolimus-eluting stent.

News | Stents | November 09, 2016

November 9, 2016 – Results from a randomized, multicenter trial failed to show non-inferiority of hybrid, ultra-thin...

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 (...

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