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'Disappearing Stent is a Dream Come True' - World Leaders at India Live Cardiology Conference 2013
Date:3/7/2013

CHENNAI, March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

For its ability to unblock and then make arteries return to natural form, the recently launched bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS and also known as disappearing stent) is being hailed as the 4th revolution in management of coronary artery disease at India's biggest conference on interventional cardiology that took place at Hotel ITC Grand Chola, Chennai from February 27 to March 2, 2013.

Dr. Samin K. Sharma , Director, Clinical & Interventional Cardiology, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York said, "If BVS is used in the treatment of coronary artery disease, the long term benefits are huge. Since the stent will leave body after 2 years after doing its work of clearing blockages, patient will not have to take blood thinning medicines lifelong and the vessels can return to its natural form making it work as per body needs. It is nothing less than a dream come true."

According to Dr. Mathew Samuel , father of Angioplasty, and Dr. Antonio Colombo , famously known as world leader in interventional cardiology from Italy, angioplasty with conventional stents has always carried the fear of clot because of stent called late stent thrombosis.

This is seen in about 10% of patients after 1 or 2 years. This problem is expected to be less if BVS is used.

"Unlike western world, the prevalence of heart disease is significantly high among young people in India. For these people, the dissolving stent is a blessing as they will no longer have to worry about any alteration in natural artery structure in their long life ahead," added Dr. Sharma

BVS or Absorb is a first-of-its-kind device for the treatment of coronary artery disease (CAD). It works by restoring b
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