Friday, February 8, 2013

Vanishing stent successfully implanted in Agra hospital (India)

Vanishing stent successfully implanted in Agra hospitalDoctors at a super-speciality hospital in Agra, India, have for the first time successfully implanted a bioresorbable vascular scaffold or vanishing stent into a businessman for coronary artery disease (CAD). CAD develops when the arteries that supply blood to the heart become narrowed or blocked by a build-up of fatty deposits called plaque. As a result, it gets harder for the arteries to supply blood to the heart. BVS or Absorb is the latest advance in CAD therapy. A non-metallic mesh tube is delivered on an angioplasty balloon to treat a narrowed artery, similar to a stent, but it slowly dissolves once the blocked artery can function naturally again and stay open on its own, said senior cardiologist at the Lotus Super Speciality Hospital, Suvir Gupta

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