drug-eluting stent

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drug-eluting stent

Abbreviation: DES
A stent coated with medications that it releases into surrounding intimal cells. It is designed to keep the lumen of an artery from closing both by holding the artery open and by retarding the growth of the vascular endothelium into the stent. See: bare metal stent
See also: stent
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The question is whether the drug-alluding stent will extend the time a stent will keep an artery open.
McDonough said the drug-alluding stent manufactured by Johnson & Johnson is likely to be a slam clunk.