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Study reveals why polymer stents failed

Many patients with heart disease have a metal stent implanted to keep their coronary artery open and prevent blood clotting that can lead to heart attacks. One drawback to these stents is that long-term use can eventually ...

Feb 27, 2018
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Procedure to open blocked carotid arteries tested

(Medical Xpress)—Doctors at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are investigating a minimally invasive procedure to open blocked carotid arteries in patients whose poor health or advanced age makes the ...

Sep 27, 2013
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Evaluating a new way to open clogged arteries

Over the past few decades, scientists have developed many devices that can reopen clogged arteries, including angioplasty balloons and metallic stents. While generally effective, each of these treatments has drawbacks, including ...

May 21, 2013
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Brain stents linked to higher risk of stroke, death

(Medical Xpress) -- Artery-opening brain stents designed to reduce high risk of repeat strokes instead significantly increased strokes and deaths, results of a multi-center clinical trial show. The research is reported online ...

Sep 08, 2011
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Bioengineering feasible for airway reconstruction

(HealthDay)—Airway bioengineering appears feasible for tracheal and bronchial reconstruction, according to a study published online May 20 in the Journal of the American Medical Association to coincide with the American ...

May 22, 2018
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