Stents

This channel includes news and new technology innovations for stents, also called vascular scaffolds. These include coronary stents, carotid stents, peripheral stents, bioresorbable or bioabsorbable stents, and renal stents. News included clinical trial data and new technology advances in stents.

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A comparison of how the Abbott Absorb BVS appears with intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) on the left, and optical coherence tomography (OCT) of the right. The stent is difficult to visualize and sizing is critical, so both modalities can help in bioresorbable stent measurements and to confirm stent apposition. Left image from the Volcano IVUS system and the right image from St. Jude Medical's OCT system

 

Feature | Stents Bioresorbable | October 20, 2016 | Dave Fornell

There has been a lot of interest in the interventional community regarding the Abbott Absorb Bioresorbable Vascular...

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News | Stents Carotid | October 13, 2016

October 13, 2016 — A surveillance project to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of transcarotid artery...

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Feature | Cath Lab | September 28, 2016

September 28, 2016 — The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) included 11 late-breaking trials and 16 first...

News | Venous Therapies | September 12, 2016

September 12, 2016 — Veniti Inc. has closed on $25 million in Series D equity financing from Boston Scientific Corp...

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News | Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) | August 24, 2016

August 24, 2016 — Intact Vascular Inc. announced that the one-year results from its Tack Optimized Balloon...

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An optical coherence tomography (OCT) image of an Absorb bioresorbable stent. The stent struts are clear, allowing light to pass through, and in some cases magnifying the light that passes through under each strut. Image courtesy of St. Jude Medical.

Blog | Stents Bioresorbable | August 16, 2016

There was an explosion of interest in bioresorbable stents immediately following the July 5, 2016 announcement that...

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The FDA clearance of the first bioresorbable stent, the Abbott Absorb, the first week of July has been the most popular story so far for all of 2016. It is the first fully dissolving stent approved for the U.S. market and many experts say this technology could be a paradigm shift in coronary and peripheral therapies in the coming years as the technology improves. 

Feature | August 05, 2016 | Dave Fornell

 

August 5, 2016 — Here are the top 20 most popular current content on the Diagnostic and Interventional...

Gore, Tigris stent, fluoropolymer nitinol stent, peripheral artery disease

The Gore Tigris is a dual-component stent with a unique fluoropolymer / nitinol design.

Technology | Stents Peripheral | August 02, 2016

August 2, 2016 —The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted market clearance for W. L. Gore & Associates...

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News | Stents Bioresorbable | July 26, 2016

July 26, 2016 — On July 20, Massoud Leesar, M.D., of University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital implanted a...

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A comparison of how the Abbott Absorb BVS appears with intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) on the left, and optical coherence tomography (OCT) of the right. The stent is difficult to visualize and sizing is critical, so both modalities can help in bioresorbable stent measurements and to confirm stent apposition. Left image from the Volcano IVUS system and the right image from St. Jude Medical's OCT system.

Feature | Stents Bioresorbable | July 21, 2016 | Alphonse Ambrosia, D.O.

Some have labeled bioresorbable scaffolds (BRS), also known as bioresorbable stents, as the fourth evolution of...

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News | Stents Bioresorbable | July 19, 2016

July 19, 2016 — Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles, is the first hospital on the West Coast to offer patients with...

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News | Stents Bioresorbable | July 11, 2016

July 11, 2016 — University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, is among the first in the country – and the...

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The Abbott Absorb is the first bioresorbable stent to be cleared for use in the United States. 

Technology | Stents Bioresorbable | July 05, 2016 | Dave Fornell

July 5, 2016 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the first fully bioresorbable coronary stent...

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News | Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) | June 07, 2016

June 7, 2016 — Intact Vascular Inc. announced that its Tack Optimized Balloon Angioplasty III (TOBA III)...

News | Stents Bioresorbable | June 06, 2016

June 6, 2016 — Amaranth Medical announced that it completed enrollment in May in the RENASCENT-II study of its novel...

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