1. Abbott's Bioabsorbable Xience V Stent Earns High Marks in Clinical Trial

    Abbott's Bioabsorbable Xience V Stent Earns High Marks in Clinical Trial
    The Lancet just published results from a two year clinical trial of Abbott's XIENCE V bioabsorbable drug eluting stent, a device we have covered before. The study has shown that the implant is completely absorbed by the body after two years, as documented by CT scanning, and none of the enrolled patients had an episode of stent stenosis in the 2 year period. From the study abstract: Methods In this prospective, open-label study we enrolled 30 patients who had either stable, unstable, or silent i
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