Experts continue to disagree on the usefulness and safety of drug coated stents. Experts continue to disagree on the usefulness and safety of drug coated stents. Stents are an important element in heart-disease treatment. Tiny wire-mesh tubes, stents prop open arteries once doctors clear them of blockages. Some stents have a drug … [Read more...] about Drug Coated Stent Debate
The new Xience heart stent out-performed the more popular Taxus heart stent. in a one-year trial; however, experts disagree on whether stent science is moving too fast and doctors are concerned over the recent discovery that blood clots can form at the site of drug-coated stents long after implantation. Stents are tiny wire-mesh … [Read more...] about Why the Rush to Approve Drug Coated Stents?
Drug Coated Stent developed as a way to keep blood vessels open after an angioplasty. Guidelines for the testing of drug coated stents are nearing publication, a Food & Drug Administration (FDA) official said yesterday. The FDA started working on the new drug coated stent guidelines amid concerns that the medical devices are more … [Read more...] about Drug Coated Stent Guidelines Imminent, FDA Says
Drug Coated Stents don’t work as well as traditional bypass surgery. Drug Coated Stents don’t work as well as traditional bypass surgery. A new study, published in The New England Journal of Medicine states that patients with multiple clogged arteries are better off going through bypass surgery than being implanted with heart … [Read more...] about Bypass Surgery More Effective than Drug-Coated Stents for Clogged Arteries
System for inserting the stent into a patient's artery. Boston Scientific's (BSX) handling of its recent coronary stent recall is a case study in how not to respond to a product failure. Since early July, the company has been forced into not one, but three, occurrence . Because of a manufacturing glitch, now apparently fixed, the … [Read more...] about The Wrong Way to Run a Recall