• Coronary stents are generally indicated to increase coronary vessel diameter in the setting of ischemia due to coronary blockage, either by a combination of acute recoil, arterial contraction of a previously treated segment, and/or local neointimal hyperplasia. (medscape.com)
  • For instance, a stent cannot always navigate the convoluted paths it must traverse to reach an occluded area, especially one that lies in a small branching vessel. (embs.org)
  • The result was an exceptionally flexible and thin stent, strong enough to be directed along the vessel path. (embs.org)
  • Stents can also be inserted during a heart attack to quickly open blockages and reduce damage to the heart muscle. (leesburgregional.org)
  • The press release notes that this innovation will improve the deliverability of the whole stent system considerably. (cardiovascularnews.com)
  • Next in line came projects to control the drug release so the patient received the medications in the proper amounts and for the correct time span. (embs.org)
  • We aimed to investigate acute and prolonged coronary endothelial injury as a result of guidewire use, repeated intravascular imaging and stenting. (octnews.org)