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Stent that melts: A boon for heart patients

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 04, 2013, 13:18

This week a Mumbai housewife underwent a revolutionary procedure to tackle blockages in the coronary arteries - using a `bioresorbable scaffold`,or what is known as a stent that melts away after doing its job.

`Pills as good as stents for stable heart patients`

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 20:24

Treating stable heart patients with a handful of pills works just as well as propping open blocked heart arteries with a stent.

Stent like device effective for removing blood clots

Last Updated: Monday, February 06, 2012, 16:22

Stent-like device removed blood clots in stroke patients more effectively than standard mechanical treatment.

Medtronic tests stent for erectile dysfunction

Last Updated: Thursday, October 20, 2011, 15:06

The stent is a tiny wire mesh tube similar to those used to prop open heart arteries.

Elderly man gets Asia`s first biodegradable stent

Last Updated: Friday, December 10, 2010, 00:00

Asia`s first biodegradable stent has been successfully implanted in a 65-year-old man for treating his artery blockage.

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