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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They found that mortality in the first 30 days for people with drug eluting stents was significantly lower than for those with bare metal stents.
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4 Part bid round coronary drug eluting stent IV / Quantity 50;.

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