First bioabsorbable drug-eluting stent approved

The first of a new generation of stents have been approved by European health authorities in early January 2011. This stent is fully bioabsorbable, leaving no trace, and allowing the coronary artery to resume its flexibility and natural movements with each heartbeat.

Read more about this from Abbott, the manufacturer of the stent: http://www.abbott.com/PressRelease/2011Jan10.htm

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