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. 

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
Feature | TCT

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
Feature | Cath Lab

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

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News | Cath Lab | Dave Fornell, Editor

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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News | Cath Lab

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

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The cath lab staff UH Portage Medical Center.
Feature | Cath Lab | Anjan Gupta, M.D., FACC, FSCAI

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

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News | Stents Drug Eluting

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

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FDA Panel Recommends Continued Use of Paclitaxel-coated Peripheral Devices
Feature | Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor

August 28, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released an updated MedWatch Alert this month on the ...

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News | Stents

August 21, 2019 — Increasing incidence of cardiovascular diseases worldwide is creating growth opportunities for the ...

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News | Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

August 1, 2019 — Less-invasive procedures to open severely clogged leg arteries were as good at helping people survive ...

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News | Stents Carotid

June 13, 2019 — Silk Road Medical Inc. announced the presentation of real-world data for the treatment of patients with ...

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Technology | Venous Therapies

May 6, 2019 — The U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the Boston Scientific Vici Venous Stent System for ...

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