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stent
top: A balloon catheter with a stent is inserted into a clogged artery.center: The balloon is inflated, expanding the stent.bottom: The stent is placed and the balloon catheter removed, keeping the artery open.

stent

 (stĕnt)
n.
1. A device used to support a bodily orifice or cavity during skin grafting or to immobilize a skin graft following placement.
2. A short tubular device made of wire mesh or fabric that is placed permanently in an anatomical passage, usually an artery during angioplasty, to keep it open after occlusion.

[After Charles R. Stent (1845-1901), British dentist.]

stent

(stɛnt)
n
(Surgery) med a tube of plastic or sprung metal mesh placed inside a hollow tube to reopen it or keep it open; uses in surgery include preventing a blood vessel from closing, esp after angioplasty, and assisting healing after an anastomosis
[C19: after Charles Stent (1807–85), English dentist]

stent

(stɛnt)
n.
Med. a small, expandable tube used for inserting in a blocked vessel or other part.
[1960–65; orig. uncertain]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stent - a slender tube inserted inside a tubular body part (as a blood vessel) to provide support during and after surgical anastomosis
tube, tubing - conduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids or gases
Translations

stent

n stent m; malla cilíndrica para mantener abierto un conducto, una arteria o una vena; bare-metal — stent de metal desnudo; drug-eluting — stent liberador de fármaco(s)
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Results of large-scale studies worldwide show the drug-eluting stent developed by Cordis, a Johnson and Johnson company, reduces the incidence of restenosis by more than 90 percent over a bare metal stent.
The interventional cardiologist feels that restenosis is the primary concern and opts for a drug-eluting stent because the restenosis rate is less.
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The drug-eluting stent has been extremely successful in reducing restenosis from the 20-30% range to single digits.
We are pleased that Conor chose our hydrophilic coating technology for their CoStar drug-eluting stent delivery system," said Bruce Barclay, President and CEO.
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Because our HAp coatings have demonstrated excellent performance in animal trials and other research, we believe we will ultimately be able to capture a valuable portion of the global drug-eluting stent marketplace.
This is a major milestone and advances us significantly in our strategic objective to bring a drug-eluting stent to market that could improve long term outcomes for patients.
The sirolimus-eluting stent, the drug-eluting stent that is currently most advanced in development, was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in April of this year.