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. 

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DAIC Editor Dave Fornell takes a tour of some of the most interesting new technologies on the expo floor at the 2018 ...

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Technology | Stents Drug Eluting

February 26, 2018 – Designed specifically for small vessels, Medtronic plc announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration ...

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February 19, 2018 — The Detroit Medical Center’s (DMC) interventional cardiology team at Heart Hospital recently became ...

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News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies

February 13, 2018 — Abbott announced the first patient has been enrolled in a clinical trial evaluating 28 days of dual ...

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News | Cardiovascular Clinical Studies

February 1, 2018 – Thomas Zeller (Bad Krozingen, Germany) presented the 12-month results from Veryan Medical’s MIMICS-2 ...

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January 25, 2018 – Data presented at the Biotronik-sponsored symposium on the Orsiro drug-eluting stent (DES) ...

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January 25, 2018 – Elixir Medical Corporation, a leader in the development of breakthrough adaptive remodeling ...

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January 18, 2018 – West Hills Hospital & Medical Center, a full-service acute care facility, announces the first ...

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The Abbott Absorb Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold (BVS) bioabsorbable stent.
Feature | Stents Drug Eluting | Dave Fornell

There was no shortage of interest in bioresorbable stent technologies at the many sessions offered on this topic or ...

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December 14, 2017 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced clearance for NuMed’s Cheatham Platinum (CP) S ...

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December 13, 2017 — Cordis, a Cardinal Health company, and Medinol recently announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration ...

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November 24, 2017 – During a late-breaking session at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) 2017 meeting, presented ...

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Philippe Genereux, M.D., co-director of the structural heart program at the Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute at ...

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November 10, 2017 — Cordis, a Cardinal Health company, recently unveiled a comprehensive interventional cardiology portf ...

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November 9, 2017 — Abbott received European CE mark for Xience Sierra, the newest generation of the company's Xience ...

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