Latest Bare-metal stent Stories

2010-05-05 15:17:00

Study highlights: Non-cardiac surgery performed in patients who had coronary stents implanted within the previous six weeks is associated with an increased risk of heart complications and death. Patients who required stent implantation following a recent heart attack were at greater risk than those who had stents implanted due to chronic disease. The level of risk was similar for patients treated with bare metal stents and drug-eluting stents. DALLAS, May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients...

2010-05-05 08:50:00

WALTHAM, Mass., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, when Abbott Vascular's Xience V and Boston Scientific's Promus entered the Japanese drug-eluting stent market in Q1 2010, both companies picked up share from competitors Medtronic and Cordis. In its peak sales month, Xience V was used in over 50% of drug-eluting stent procedures, and averaged a unit share of just less than 40% for the first...

2010-05-05 11:52:40

Patients who can postpone non-cardiac surgery for at least six weeks after receiving a coronary stent are less likely to suffer reduced blood flow to the heart, heart attack and death than those who have surgery sooner.

2010-03-10 07:30:00

NATICK, Mass., March 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced the schedule of the Company's major events and news announcements at the 59th Annual Scientific Session of the American College of Cardiology/i2 Summit, March 13-16 in Atlanta.

2010-02-11 22:26:00

DALLAS, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Volunteers and staff of the American Heart Association extend their thoughts and well wishes to former President Bill Clinton upon the reports that he has undergone a procedure to insert stents to widen narrowed coronary arteries.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.