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. 

EchoPixel showed technology at TCT 2019 that creates live holograms in the cath lab from 3-D TEE imaging. It projects the holograms on a special display screen that does not require the user to wear 3-D glasses. The interventional cardiologist can use hand movements and a foot switch to move the image around without breaking the sterile field. It offers a new way to visualize catheters, device positioning and deployment for structural heart procedures. #TCT2019 #TCT #TCT19
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The latest in interventional cardiology clinical data and new device technologies were highlighted at the annual Transca ...

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News | Venous Therapies

October 31, 2019 – In a large series of iliac vein stent cases, a blinded comparison found intravascular ultrasound ...

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Videos | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies

Roxana Mehran, M.D., FACC, FACP, FCCP, FESC, FAHA, FSCAI, professor of medicine and director of interventional ...

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News | Stents Drug Eluting

October 11, 2019 — The ultra-thin Supraflex drug-eluting stent (DES) from SMT maintained numerically lower outcomes at ...

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Videos | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies

Ajay J. Kirtane, M.D., associate professor of medicine at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and director of the ...

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Videos | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies

Roxana Mehran, M.D., FACC, FACP, FCCP, FESC, FAHA, FSCAI, professor of medicine and director of interventional ...

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TCT 2019 Late-breaking Presentations in the main arena. The top interventional cardiology studies of 2019. #TCT #TCT19 #TCT2019
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October 10, 2019 — Here are the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) 12 late-breaking trials and 16 late-breaking ...

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Videos | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies

American Heart Association President Robert Harrington, M.D., interventional cardiologist and the Arthur L. Bloomfield ...

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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
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October 3, 2019 – Five-year data from the EXCEL Trial showed patients with left main coronary disease treated with ...

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October 2, 2019 — Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) was hospitalized with chest pain on Oct ...

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News | Stents Drug Eluting

September 30, 2019 – The first randomized trial to compare a durable polymer drug-eluting stent to a polymer-free drug ...

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September 25, 2019 — Ten-year survival rates are similar for bypass surgery and coronary stenting with drug-eluting ...

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Primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is the preferred treatment for acute ST-segment elevation myocardial ...

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September 5, 2019 — Biotronik's ultrathin Orsiro stent demonstrated superiority over Xience with respect to target ...

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