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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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Radioactive pellets inserted into a bare-metal stent impede cell growth and can keep blood flowing through the vessel more consistently than angioplasty alone can.
The second stent was a silicone tube of 5 mm in diameter that was positioned in a U-shaped manner into both FSOTs (figure 2).
The analysis also found a substantial reduction in the risk of myocardial infarction (heart attack) and reintervention with the CYPHER([R]) Stent when compared to bare-metal stents and the Taxus Stent, and no significant differences in the rates of stent thrombosis (blood clots) between the CYPHER([R]) Stent and bare-metal stents.
Moreover, the treated carotid artery became blocked again within a year in six of the endarterectomy patients but in only one of the patients getting a stent.
Biosync Scientific not only contributes a highly competitive CE Mark stent platform that complements our revolutionary polymer-free drug-eluting coatings, but also the leadership, expertise and experience of Mr.
a codeveloper of the original coronary artery stent, calls the study "a tremendous advance.
We are very pleased with how the Tryton Side-Branch Stent performed in this Study and how quickly the sites were able to incorporate a 'save-the-side-branch' strategy into their routine," said H.
In response to such findings, doctors are starting to treat severe atherosclerosis with angioplasty and a stent instead of bypass surgery.
national principal investigator for Cook's Zilver[R] PTX Drug-Eluting Stent Trial, presented important nine-month data on the first 60 patients in the randomized trial examining the safety of using Cook's Zilver PTX stent to treat blockages of the superficial femoral artery (SFA) above the knee.
Doctors use a catheter to deliver a stent to the narrowed artery.
The acquisition of Biosync Scientific brings us not only a highly competitive CE Mark stent platform for our revolutionary polymer-free drug-eluting coatings, but also the expertise and experience of Mr.
NYSE:MDT) today presented safety and efficacy data from the company's extensive Endeavor[R] drug-eluting stent clinical trial program at a special U.