Bio-absorbable stents

The latest in the armamentarium against heart disease is ‘bio-absorbable’ stents. These basically dissolve in around 18-months reducing the risk of scarring, restenosis and other issues with the earlier stents.


What to expect during an angiography
- Vijay Surase
June 12, 2013 at 12:56pm
Pain in the chest or left arm is a classic symptom of heart disease. When your doctor tells you that you have to undergo an angiography, it can be …

Angioplasty – indications, procedure, risks
- Vijay Surase
May 15, 2013 at 10:40am
When a person suffers a heart attack, ideally, treatment in the form of angioplasty must be provided within the first 1-1.5 hours (the golden hour). …

How are bioabsorbable stents better than regular ones?
- Dr Reshma Nayak
December 21, 2012 at 02:50pm
Recently, the Asian Heart Institute became one of the first few hospitals in the country to conduct an angioplasty with the new generation …

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