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Stent
A stent is a tube that is inserted into a natural conduit of the body to prevent or counteract a disease-induced localised flow constriction. A stent may also refer to a tube used to temporarily hold such a natural conduit open to allow access for surgery. The links shown on this page feature the key word ′Stent’ in their stories:
Diversity study shows US stent usage for minority patients
Under-served patient population in America comes under scrutiny in study by Boston Scientific on health equality within the country
Good 12 month trial results for leg stent
Best ever trail results have been recorded for the Eluvia vascular stent used for treating the narrowing or blockage of arteries
Drug-eluting balloon wins unanimous FDA panel vote
CR Bard has won a unanimous vote from an FDA advisory panel for its drug-eluting balloon catheter, setting the stage for the device's full regulatory approval. Previously, the FDA disclosed the documents for its Circulatory Systems Devices Panel meeting on 12 June which reviewed the device.
European approval for coronary stent
A platinum chromium coronary stent system from Boston Scientific will bring benefit to coronary patients in Europe after receiving CE approval
Angiography system for routine diagnostics
The new Artis One angiography system from Siemens Healthcare for use in a large range of applications in clinical environments
CE Mark achieved for oesophageal stent
The WallFlex oesophageal stent from Boston Scientific has received CE Mark for the treatment of oesophageal strictures in Europe
Asian distribution agreement for stents
Medical technology company to market self-apposing stents in the Asian region through distribution agreements signed in the region
Support agreement for drug eluting stents
The Medicines Company enters agreement with Boston Scientific on providing support for hospitals using the Promus Premier drug eluting stent system
Angiography system for broad range of clinical applications
The Artis One angiography systems from Siemens provides flexibility to physicians for performing a number of routine interventions
FDA approval for new drug-eluting stent
The Promus Premier Everolimus-eluting stent for use in coronary arteries has received approval from the food and drug administration
Membrane technology for peripheral stents
A new polyethylene membrane material from DSM is available for use in stents for the treatment of peripheral artery disease
Course run for advanced cardiovascular CT
Siemens Healthcare in the UK has been running a four-day course for specialists on the use of advanced imaging systems for cardiovascular diagnostics
Arterial vision system assists in stent placement
Ilumien Optis provides 3-D vessel reconstruction technology to assist in arterial assessment and stent placement decisions
Trial results to be presented on self-apposing stent
Results from trials using the Sirolimus-Eluting self-apposing stent from Stentys will be presented at the TCT event in San Francisco
Clinical trials begin on femoral artery drug-eluting stent
A New Zealand hospital has begun clinical trials on the use of the Innova drug eluting stent system for correcting problems in arteries above the knee
Robotic angioplasty effectiveness study launched
Corindus has begun its Precision Registry study to examine the safety and effectiveness of using robotics for percutaneous coronary intervention procedures
Clinical trial population for eluting stent system completed
Boston Scientific has reached a key point in its clinical trials for the Synergy eluting stent system for the treatment of atherosclerotic coronary lesions
New angiography system achieves significant dose reductions
Cardiology doses can now be significantly reduced with the introduction of the Artis Q.zen angiography system with unique X-Ray tube and detector from Siemens
InspireMD partners with HealthLink for global logistics and distribution services
InspireMD completes the first phase of a manufacturing consolidation that is aimed at improving the company's long term gross margins.
Boston Scientific completes enrollment in SuperNOVA trial to evaluate Innova Self-Expanding Stent System
Boston Scientific completes enrollment in the SuperNOVA trial - a global, single arm, prospective, multicenter trial evaluating the long-term (12 month) safety and effectiveness of the Innova Self-Expanding St
University Hospital of North Durham enhances interventional procedures with low dose imaging system
University Hospital of North Durham (UHND), part of County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust, installs an Artis zee Multi-purpose (MP) interventional imaging system from Siemens Healthcare.
Symetis completes first implantation of ACURATE TAVI systems in Japan
Symetis, a privately-owned Swiss company focused on transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) systems, reports that its ACURATE TA and ACURATE TF TAVI systems were used to successfully treat patients at the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery of the Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine
Cook Medical partners with IU Health to study peripheral arterial treatment
Cook Medical is partnering with IU Health to evaluate a potential treatment for peripheral arterial disease (PAD), a vascular disease of the legs.
Sanford Aberdeen Medical Center performs first robotic-assisted stent placement in acute heart attack patient
Sanford Aberdeen Medical Center in Aberdeen, South Dakota, USA, became the first hospital to perform a Robotic Angioplasty for a patient with an acute heart-attack, achieving a far better door-to-balloon time than the national standard.
Self-apposing stent is approved in Europe for additional coronary indications
STENTYS is commercializing in Europe the world's first and only Self-Apposing Stent to treat acute myocardial infarction (AMI), announced today that it received approval from its European Notified Body to
Penumbra launches clot extraction device to treat acute ischemic stroke patients
Penumbra is launching the 5MAX ACE, a next generation clot extraction device that uses aspiration alone to engage and remove blood clots causing an acute ischemic stroke.
Cook Medical launches new wire guided oesophageal balloon to treat GI strictures
Cook Medical is making the company's Hercules 3 Stage Wire Guided Esophageal Balloon available to otolaryngologists to treat patients with gastrointestinal (GI) strictures.
Cook Medical receives 510(k) clearance for the Evolution Biliary Controlled-Release Uncovered Stent
The Food and Drug Administration grants 510(k) clearance for the Evolution Biliary Controlled-Release Uncovered Stent from Cook Medical.
World's first dual therapy stent improves delayed coronary artery healing associated with monotherapy DES
OrbusNeich is launching what the company claims is the world's first dual therapy stent - the COMBO Dual Therapy Stent - to address the challenges of delayed healing of the coronary artery associated with
Two trials show positive results for drug-eluting stent technologies treating coronary heart disease
Boston Scientific reports positive results from two trials evaluating new, innovative drug-eluting stent (DES) technologies, which are emerging treatment options for coronary heart disease.
Self-apposing stent reinforces strength of clinical results
New one-year data is presented from the APPOSITION III clinical trial at the international EuroPCR conference in Paris, France.
Trial shows Genous stent is associated with lower restenosis rate compared to bare metal stents
OrbusNeich is reporting that the company's Genous Stent is associated with a significantly lower rate of binary restenosis compared to bare metal stents (BMS) in low-risk non-ST-segment elevation acute co
Abbott receives CE Mark for world's longest coronary drug eluting stent
Abbott receives the CE Mark in Europe for the XIENCE Xpedition 48 Everolimus Eluting Coronary Stent System, the first-of-its-kind treatment for very long blockages in the vessels that supply blood to the h
Stentys enrolls first heart attack patient in US stent clinical trial
Stentys enrolls the first patient in APPOSITION V, the pivotal FDA-approved IDE trial which will enable the company to apply for marketing approval of the Self-Apposing Stent in the USA.
Vention Medical launches online tool to speed the development of modular balloon catheter prototypes
Vention Medical is launching an online tool that allows customers to design their own balloon catheter prototypes built to their specifications, for delivery in as little as two weeks.
St Jude Medical receives CE approval of 3-D vessel reconstruction technology to improve stent placement
St Jude Medical receives CE Mark approval of the company's ILUMIEN OPTIS PCI Optimization System, a new technology designed to provide physicians with a comprehensive disease assessment tool for treating patients with coronary artery disease (CAD).
Accumetrics receives CE Mark for therapeutic window claim on the VerifyNow P2Y12 test
Accumetrics is seeing the expansion in the intended use for the CE marked VerifyNow P2Y12 Test which will enable physicians to now use the test results to assess whether a patient may be at greater risk for both bleeding or ischemic events, as an aid to manage therapeutic treatment decisions and acc
Sentrant Introducer Sheath receives the CE mark
Medtronic's Sentrant Introducer Sheath receives the CE mark and will soon be launched internationally.
Valencia College deploys simulators to support cardiovascular technology training
Valencia College in Orlando, Florida, USA, is using Simbionix to provide the college's Allied Health Department's Cardiovascular Technology (CVT) programmes with training simulators that deliver a virtual reality experience for their students.
St Jude Medical's Trifecta biological pericardial aortic valve offers haemodynamic performance benefits
St Jude Medical's Trifecta biological pericardial aortic valve is demonstrating positive results in a new study published online in The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.
InspireMD receives CE Mark approval for carotid embolic protection stent
InspireMD, the developer of the MGuard Embolic Protection Stent (EPS), receives CE mark approval for the company's self-expanding Nitinol carotid EPS.
Tunbridge Wells Hospital deploys interventional imaging system to enhance vascular and interventional services
Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury, part of the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust, installs an Artis zee Multi-purpose (MP) interventional imaging system from Siemens Healthcare.
St Jude Medical launches of 3D vessel reconstruction technology in Japan
St Jude Medical is launching the ILUMIEN OPTIS System, a next-generation technology designed to help physicians make personalized stenting decisions based on each patient's anatomy and disease state.
Covidien completes patient enrollment in iliac stent clinical study series
Covidien completes patient enrollment in the company's iliac stent clinical study series which is composed of two prospective, multinational, multicentre studies - VISIBILITY Iliac and DURABILITY Iliac.
Siemens unveils new X-ray tube and detector technology for angiography systems
Siemens Healthcare has developed a new X-ray tube and detector technology for company's Artis Q and Artis Q.zen angiography systems to improve minimally invasive therapy of diseases such as coronary artery disease, stroke and cancer.
Promus PREMIER Everolimus-Eluting Platinum Chromium Coronary stent receives CE Mark approval
Boston Scientific receives CE Mark approval for the Promus PREMIER Everolimus-Eluting Platinum Chromium Coronary Stent System, the company's next-generation durable polymer drug-eluting stent (DES) techno
Two-year clinical study supports safety and efficacy of FR revascularization device
Covidien releases the results of the Solitaire FR Thrombectomy for Acute Revascularization (STAR) study which was a two-year study that evaluated the safety and efficacy of the Solitaire FR revascularization device in the treatment of acute ischemic stroke.
European clinical trial evaluates new size of Portico heart valve
St Jude Medical is reporting the first patient implant of the company's 25mm Portico Transcatheter Aortic Heart Valve using the Transfemoral Delivery System in its ongoing European trial.
First patient starts treatment in the DIRECT II drug-eluting stent study
The first patient begins treatment in the DIRECT II (Direct Implantation of Rapamycin-Eluting stents with bioabsorbable drug Carrier Technology) study at Middelheim Hospital in Antwerp, Belgium.
Covidien receives CE Mark approval for one-handed self-expanding peripheral stent
Covidien receives CE Mark approval for the company's EverFlex Self-expanding Peripheral Stent with Entrust Delivery System.
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