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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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The Pulsar-35 self-expanding Stent and Passeo-14 PTA balloon catheter greatly improve BIOTRONIK's ability to meet physician needs and deliver best-in-class technology with flexibility for different treatment options," said Alain Aimonetti, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, BIOTRONIK Vascular Intervention.
The MISAGO Self-expanding Stent consists of a nitinol stent pre-mounted on the distal portion of a rapid-exchange delivery catheter system.
NYSE: BSX) has received Food and Drug Administration approval for the Innova Vascular Self-Expanding Stent System, an advanced treatment option for patients with narrowing or blockages in the superficial femoral artery or proximal popliteal artery, the company said on Wednesday.
The self-expanding stent is used with the Angioguard XP Emboli Capture Guide-wire, which has a filter basket near the distal end that is designed to capture emboli during the procedure.
Broadbased healthcare company Abbott (NYSE: ABT) announced yesterday that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its Absolute Pro Vascular Self-Expanding Stent System for the treatment of iliac artery disease.
has received FDA approval to market its PRECISE(R) RX Nitinol Self-Expanding Stent and ANGIOGUARD(R) RX Emboli Capture Guidewire System to treat clogged neck arteries.
The US OPEN (Evaluation of Safety and Efficacy of the FlexStent FemorOPopliteal Self-Expanding StENt System) clinical trial started in September this year with the enrolment of the first patients by Eric Dippel, principal investigator at the Midwest Cardiovascular Research Foundation, and US national principle investigator, William Grey.
The EverFlex family of products was engineered to provide unmatched durability in a highly flexible platform, representing a significant advance in nitinol self-expanding stent technology.
The EverFlex family of products is engineered to provide unmatched durability in a highly flexible platform, representing a significant advance in nitinol self-expanding stent technology.