radioisotope stent

radioisotope stent

Cardiology An intracoronary arterial stent loaded with a radioisotope that stops local immunoresponding cellular proliferation, thus inhibiting restenosis of stented arteries. See Stent.
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The radioisotope stent to be studied will be a Palmaz-Schatz(TM) stent (manufactured by Cordis, a Johnson & Johnson Company) made radioactive by IsoStent.
We are encouraged that our initial radioisotope stent animal studies have shown normal healing of the stented segment of the artery and a significant decrease in the amount of cell proliferation when compared to a non- radioactive control stent," said Dr.
Their worldwide leadership in the development and marketing of stents combined with IsoStent's proprietary position in low dose radioisotope stents may lead to a faster application of this technology to those patients suffering from coronary artery disease.
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