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. 

Supraflex Drug-Eluting Stent Superior to Xience in Two-Year Target Vessel Failure
News | Stents Drug Eluting | October 11, 2019
October 11, 2019 — The ultra-thin Supraflex drug-eluting stent (DES) from SMT maintained numerically lower outcomes at...
Videos | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | October 11, 2019
Ajay J. Kirtane, M.D., associate professor of medicine at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and director of the...
Videos | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | October 10, 2019
Roxana Mehran, M.D., FACC, FACP, FCCP, FESC, FAHA, FSCAI, professor of medicine and director of interventional...
TCT 2019 Late-breaking Presentations in the main arena. The top interventional cardiology studies of 2019. #TCT #TCT19 #TCT2019
Feature | TCT | October 11, 2019
October 10, 2019 — Here are the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) 12 late-breaking trials and 16 late-breaking...
Videos | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | October 08, 2019
American Heart Association President Robert Harrington, M.D., interventional cardiologist and the Arthur L. Bloomfield...
People watch the presentation of the five-year EXCEL Trial data by Gregg Stone, M.D., live in the Abbott booth at TCT 2019. Abbott makes the Xience stent used in the trial, which compared equally with long term surgical outcomes. #TCT2019

People watch the live presentation of the five-year EXCEL Trial data by Gregg Stone, M.D., in the Abbott booth at TCT 2019. Abbott makes the Xience stent used in the trial, which compared equally with long-term CABG surgical outcomes. 

Feature | Cath Lab | October 03, 2019
October 3, 2019 – Five-year data from the EXCEL Trial showed patients with left main coronary disease treated with...
Two Stents Implanted in Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders, suffers chest pain
News | Cath Lab | October 02, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor
October 2, 2019 — Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) was hospitalized with chest pain on Oct...
Resolute Onyx Drug-Eluting Stent Noninferior to Polymer-Free Drug-Coated Stent With One-Month DAPT
News | Stents Drug Eluting | September 30, 2019
September 30, 2019 – The first randomized trial to compare a durable polymer drug-eluting stent to a polymer-free drug-...
Biodegradable Polymer Stent Plus Shortened DAPT Safe and Effective in Unprotected Left Main CAD
News | Stents Drug Eluting | September 30, 2019
September 30, 2019 — A biodegradable polymer everolimus-eluting stent (BP-EES) followed by four months of dual...
Bypass Surgery and Coronary Stenting Yield Comparable 10-Year Survival
News | Cath Lab | September 25, 2019
September 25, 2019 — Ten-year survival rates are similar for bypass surgery and coronary stenting with drug-eluting...
The cath lab staff UH Portage Medical Center.

The cath lab staff UH Portage Medical Center.

Feature | Cath Lab | September 09, 2019 | Anjan Gupta, M.D., FACC, FSCAI
Primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is the preferred treatment for acute ST-segment elevation myocardial...
Superiority of Orsiro Over Xience Demonstrated in STEMI Patients
News | Stents Drug Eluting | September 05, 2019
September 5, 2019 — Biotronik's ultrathin Orsiro stent demonstrated superiority over Xience with respect to target...
FDA Panel Recommends Continued Use of Paclitaxel-coated Peripheral Devices
Feature | Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) | August 28, 2019 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor
August 28, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released an updated MedWatch Alert this month on the...
Global Cardiovascular Stent Market Poised for Almost 7 Percent Growth Through 2025
News | Stents | August 21, 2019
August 21, 2019 — Increasing incidence of cardiovascular diseases worldwide is creating growth opportunities for the...
Endovascular-first Approach Equal to Open Surgery in Avoiding Amputation for Critical Limb Ischemia
News | Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) | August 01, 2019
August 1, 2019 — Less-invasive procedures to open severely clogged leg arteries were as good at helping people survive...