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Consumer Information on: Bard LifeStent and LifeStent XL Vascular Stent - P070014S010 by Health & Human Services Posted Fri 14 Jan 2011 12:00am This is a brief overview of information related to FDA’s approval to market this product. See the links below to the Summary of Safety and Effectiveness Data (SSED) and product labeling for more complete information on this product, its indications for use, and the basis for FDA’s approval. Product Name: LifeSte ... Read on »
Class I Medical Device Recall: Bard LifeStent Solo Vascular Stent - Failure to Deploy Stent by FDA Posted Fri 18 Oct 2013 12:00am The LifeStent Solo Vascular Stent is an implantable self-expanding stent and delivery system used to improve the inner open space of a blood vessel (luminal diameter) in the treatment of lesions caused by the abnormal narrowing in a blood vessel... Read on »
The best stent is still no stent - reloaded by Chris K. Patient Expert Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 12:05pm I recently wrote an article for Track Your Plaque warning of the problems with stents and that heart disease sufferers should not consider them a quick fix for a lifetime of heart health indiscretions. While a stent still beats open heart surgery, bypasses, and death it is also still a sign of failure to beat the disease. Unless you intervene a ... Read on »
Drug eluting stents bare it all ! and bare metal stents cover it all ! by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Sat 20 Dec 2008 7:17pm                                       One of the important principles of  post PCI care is,   we need  to be very careful  till the metal struts are fully endothelialised . This is of vital importance as improper endothelialisation  is a powerful trigger and nidus for a  imminent thrombosis and  acute coronary syndrome. It is a billion ... Read on »
Drug-Eluting Stents More Effective Than Bare-Metal Stents in Heart … by Dr. Syed L. Doctor of Dentistry Posted Wed 03 Jun 2009 9:42am TLR, which was the primary efficacy endpoint of the trial, refers to the rate at which a particular lesion re-narrows following stent implantation severely enough to require either a repeat Angioplasty or bypass surgery operation. … See original here:  Drug-Eluting Stents More Effective Than Bare-Metal Stents in Heart … Read on »
More bad news for drug eluting stents , as new dangers emerge in the form of “late stent malapposition” by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Sun 17 Jan 2010 10:26am Drug eluting stents have  taken the cardiology community by storm . Millions of drug eluting stents are implanted every year. Sudden stent occlusion without  any warning has been the major threat of DES. Dependence of these patients , on meticulous dual anitplatelet  therapy is another  important caveat .This  issue  gets further complicate ... Read on »
To stent or not to stent! by Mary Ellen B. Patient Expert Posted Tue 06 Mar 2012 12:37pm For patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD), stent placement offered no more benefit than optimal medical therapy, according to a new meta-analysis. In clinical trials conducted in the era of modern medical treatment, stenting plus medical intervention did not significantly reduce the risk of death compared with medical intervent ... Read on »
Stent-Related Blood Clot May Lead To Repeat Stent Thrombosis! by Ng Peng Hock Patient Expert Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 5:46pm Angioplasty procedure is commonly used to clear the blockages in the coronary arteries that supply blood to the heart. Thereafter, stents, which are wire mesh tubes, will be inserted into the coronary arteries to help keep the vessels from reclogging. The Dutch Stent Thrombosis Study indicated that one in six patients who suffe ... Read on »
Self expanding stents during primary PCI : A perfect solution for optimal stent apposition ? by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 21 Sep 2011 11:25am During   primary PCI , the weakest link  for a  cardiologist  is  , he is never sure whether  the  metal jacket  has covered the entire  disease segment with optimal apposition .  (Geographical miss is another issue !) This is because  , even though the inflation pressure is  uniform  within the balloon ,  the required  apposition pressure ... Read on »
Consumer Information on: Glaukos iStent® Trabecular Micro-Bypass Stent (Models: GTS-100R, GTS-100L) and Inserter (GTS-100i) by FDA Posted Mon 16 Jul 2012 12:00am The iStent® is a tiny L-shaped device made of titanium. It is 1 millimeter long and 0.33 millimeters high and is pre-loaded in the inserter of the iStent® for implantation inside the eye. Read on »