stent

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stent

Medicine a tube of plastic or sprung metal mesh placed inside a hollow tube to reopen it or keep it open; uses in surgery include preventing a blood vessel from closing, esp after angioplasty, and assisting healing after an anastomosis
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Following either conventional balloon angioplasty or coronary stenting these patients are highly susceptible to the recurrence of atherosclerotic blockage (i.
Radiance continues to enroll patients in the multi-center European BETTER (Beta Radiation Trial to Eliminate Restenosis) Clinical Study testing the ability of the RDX System to prevent restenosis in a wide variety of patients following conventional balloon angioplasty and/or coronary stenting.
Preliminary clinical data have indicated that the use of radiation in conjunction with widely used interventional treatments such as percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) and coronary stenting, has the potential to minimize the re-occurrence of blockage in a previously treated artery.