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Coronary stenting with bioabsorbable materials? Greek to me

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Dr. Irv Loh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Stents dissolve

Stents are traditionally made of metal alloys.
Newer devices are being made of materials that may be absorbed by the body after an interval long enough for the healing process to no longer need the structural support of traditional metal stents.

In brief: Stents dissolve

Stents are traditionally made of metal alloys.
Newer devices are being made of materials that may be absorbed by the body after an interval long enough for the healing process to no longer need the structural support of traditional metal stents.
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh
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Dr. Benjamin Lerner
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Emerging technology

Absorbable materials are attractive to surgeons since they leave nothing behind, however this is a new technology and will have a lot of kinks to work out.

In brief: Emerging technology

Absorbable materials are attractive to surgeons since they leave nothing behind, however this is a new technology and will have a lot of kinks to work out.
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
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