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. 

BIOTRONIK’s PK Papyrus covered coronary stent. The stent ius used in emergency coronary artery dissections to repair the vessel wall.
Technology | Cath Lab | April 15, 2019
April 15, 2019 — Biotronik began its U.S. commercial launch of the PK Papyrus covered coronary stent system for use in...
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently granted an additional indication to Bard Peripheral Vascular's Covera Vascular Covered Stent for the treatment of a stenosis or blockage which has developed anywhere in the access circuit of patients on hemodialysis using an arteriovenous (AV) fistula.
Technology | Stents | April 03, 2019
April 3, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently granted an additional indication to Bard...
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently cleared Bard Peripheral Vascular's Venovo Venous Stent System intended to treat narrowed iliofemoral veins.
Technology | Venous Therapies | April 03, 2019
April 3, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently cleared Bard Peripheral Vascular's Venovo Venous...
Medtronic's Resolute Integrity Zotarolimus-eluting Coronary Stent System received an additional U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) indication for treatment of de novo chronic total occlusion (CTO) lesions.
Technology | April 03, 2019
April 3, 2019 — Medtronic's Resolute Integrity Zotarolimus-eluting Coronary Stent System received an additional U.S....

A comparison of stent strut thickness between the Orsiro stent, pictured, and the market-leading stents on the U.S. and European markets. Vendors have been working toward reducing strut thickness to help improve overall clinical outcomes. Orsiro is now the smallest strut stent available on the market. 

Feature | Stents | February 22, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor
February 22, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Biotronik Orsiro drug-eluting stent (...
Two devices where safety is being called into question based on clinical data that is being questioned. The Cook Zilver PTX paclitaxel-eluting peripheral stent is among the devices included in a study questioning long-term safety of paclitaxel. The Abiomed Impella RP had higher than expected mortality in its post-approval study, possibly due to poor patient selection and implanting the device too late to aid the patient.

Two device technologies raised concerns in the industry based on recently released clinical data. The Cook Zilver PTX paclitaxel-eluting peripheral stent is among the devices included in a study questioning long-term safety of paclitaxel. The Abiomed Impella RP had higher than expected mortality in its post-approval study, possibly due to poor patient selection and implanting the device too late to aid the patient.

Blog | Cath Lab | February 20, 2019
Clinical study data makes the world go around in cardiology and is the basis of setting guidelines in evidence-based...
The Boston Scientific Eluvia self-expanding, drug-eluting peripheral stent. It outperformed the Cook Zilver stent in the IMPERIAL Trial presented at TCT 2018.

The Boston Scientific Eluvia self-expanding, drug-eluting peripheral stent. It outperformed the Cook Zilver stent in the IMPERIAL Trial presented at TCT 2018.

Feature | Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) | January 30, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor
In recent years, there has been a lot of focus by vendors on developing better stenting technologies to treat...
The Medtronic Resolute Integrity drug-eluting stent is among the top three stents on the U.S. market. Outcomes for these stents are very similar, so the stents have largely become a commodity product purchased on price rather than clinical data. Stent advances and new stent technologies.

The Medtronic Resolute Integrity drug-eluting stent (DES) is among the top three stents on the U.S. market. Outcomes for these stents are very similar, so the stents have largely become a commodity product purchased on price rather than clinical data.

Feature | Stents | January 29, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor
There was a lot of hype and high hopes pinned on bioresorbable stent technologies as the way of the future two years...
The safety of paclitaxel-eluting stents and drug-coated balloons was called into question in a recent study that showed higher mortality rates after two years. The Cook Zilver PTX paclitaxel-eluting peripheral stent is among the devices included in that study.

The safety of paclitaxel-eluting stents and drug-coated balloons was called into question in a recent study that showed higher mortality rates after two years. The Cook Zilver PTX paclitaxel-eluting peripheral stent is among the devices included in that study.

Feature | Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) | January 25, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor
The anti-proliferative drug paclitaxel has been used as a coating on coronary stents to prevent restenosis since 2003,...
The Indian-made SMT SuperFlex stent. SMT has been developing stents and other interventional products designed to be a more affordable, home-grown option for the growing Indian market.

The Indian-made SMT SuperFlex stent. SMT has been developing stents and other interventional products designed to be a more affordable, home-grown option for the growing Indian market.

News | Stents | January 22, 2019
The rise cardiovascular disease has been instrumental in fueling the coronary stent market share in the past few years...
FDA Issues Letter About Paclitaxel Coated Balloons and Eluting Stents
News | Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) | January 17, 2019
January 17, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a letter Jan. 17, 2019, to healthcare providers...
The cardiovascular innovation cycle presented by TCT Course Director Martin Leon, M.D. at TCT 2018. #TCT2018 #TCT #TCT18

The cardiovascular innovation cycle, presented by TCT Course Director Martin Leon, M.D., at TCT 2018.

Blog | Cath Lab | October 16, 2018
There is a hype cycle surrounding new technologies in all industries, but medicine is unique because of its focus on...
Bioresorbable stents (BRS) in development presented by Gregg Stone, M.D., during TCT 2017. Several of the players listed on the slider put their BRS development programs on hold after the negative data from the ABSORB III Trial, but a handful of smaller companies are still pushing the technology forward. #TCT #TCT2018

Bioresorbable stents (BRS) in development, presented by Gregg Stone, M.D., during TCT 2017. Several of the players listed on the slider put their BRS development programs on hold after the negative data from the ABSORB III Trial, but a handful of smaller companies are still pushing the technology forward. (Pghoto by Dave Fornell)

Feature | Stents Bioresorbable | October 12, 2018 | Dave Fornell, Editor
Bioresorbable stent (BRS) technology is not dead, but the unbridled enthusiasm seen two years ago for the technology...
A comparison of target lesion failure (TLF) of the Reva bioresorbable stent to the Absorb and top performing metallic DES. #TCT #TCT2018 #TCT18 #BRS #bioresorbablestents #bioresorbablescaffolds

A comparison of target lesion failure (TLF) of the Reva bioresorbable stent to the Absorb and top performing metallic DES. 

News | Stents Bioresorbable | October 12, 2018
October 12, 2018 – Reva Medical presented four key data sets demonstrating the capabilities of the company’s Fantom...
Videos | October 11, 2018
Professor Ian Meredith, MBBS, Ph.D., global chief medical officer and executive vice president, Boston Scientific,...