World's first plastic coronary stent is now in use

10/18/2012

The world's first drug-eluting bioresorbable plastic vascular scaffold (BVS) is now widely available across Europe and parts of Asia Pacific and Latin America.

The Absorb BVS from Abbott (Abbott Park, IL) is described as a first-of-its-kind device for the treatment of coronary artery disease (CAD). Functionally, it is similar to metal stents. It restores blood flow to the heart, but then dissolves into the body.

The Absorb BVS from Abbott (Abbott Park, IL) is described as a first-of-its-kind device for the treatment of coronary artery disease (CAD). Functionally, it is similar to metal stents. It restores blood flow to the heart, but then dissolves into the body.
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