Posts Tagged ‘biodegradable stents’

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August 23rd, 2012

New DES Get COMFORTABLE with AMI

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The use of drug-eluting stents (DES) in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) has recently generated concern. In two meta-analyses (De Luca et al and Kaleson et al) , the use of early-generation DES resulted in a lower risk of repeat revascularization compared with bare-metal stents (BMS) in patients with AMI, but the DES group had a 2-fold increased […]


April 17th, 2012

Why Make A Stent Out of Cornstarch?

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Biodegradable stents: here to stay… or will they disappear? A newly-released study reports the long-term results of the first-in-man fully biodegradable coronary stent.