Navigation Links
'Disappearing Stent is a Dream Come True' - World Leaders at India Live Cardiology Conference 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 blood flow to the heart similar to a metallic stent, but then dissolves into the body, leaving behind a treated vessel that may resume more natural function and movement.

The potential long-term benefits of a scaffold that dissolves are significant.

The vessel may expand and contract as needed to increase the flow of blood to the heart in response to normal activities such as exercising; treatment and diagnostic options are broadened; the need for long-term treatment with anti-clotting medications may be reduced; and future interventions would be unobstructed by a permanent implant.

Absorb is supported by a robust clinical trial program that encompasses five studies in more than 30 countries around the world and is approved for use by Drug Controller General of India.

About India Live Cardiology:

India Live is a cardiology meeting which focuses on the specialized field of interventional cardiology. This meet has been designed to bring together experts from 35 different countries, all masters in their field to impart knowledge and discuss experiences with more than 1800 Indian delegates. We will be having live case presentations and interventional procedures from the top cardiac centers all over India and also internationally. This meeting will help doctors to integrate their practical experiences with that being followed internationally and assist them in developing their skills. All this will eventually culminate in higher standards of patient care and lead to benefitting the medical practice in the Indian scenario.

India Live in its 4th year running and with every year we have been getting higher and higher responses from the medical fraternity. This year at Chennai we have had the largest response so far. We have also paid attention to younger colleagues of our field by dedicating a whole day of seminars and case discussions solely designed for them. This is called our Fellows program. To support this endeavour, renowned teachers from the American college of cardiology, European Cardiologic society, CCT and numerous other compatriot societies have extended their know how.


Primary Media Contact: Amit Abhilash,, 91-9810805619

SOURCE India Live Cardiology
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. KaloBios Presents Clinical Results with Anti-GM-CSF Antibody in Persistent Asthma
2. KaloBios Presents Clinical Results with Anti-GM-CSF Antibody in Persistent Asthma Data from KB002 Phase 1/2 Study Presented at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Meeting
3. Bayer Submits New Drug Application for Riociguat for the Treatment of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension and Persistent/Recurrent Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension
4. Medicare Policies Are Inconsistent with Cost-Effective Aging-at-Home Strategies
5. Murray Dental Laboratory Deploys Jensen Dental CAD/CAM Solution for Increased Productivity, Higher Sales and More Consistent Restorations
6. Largest Prospective Study Shows IVUS-Guided Stent Placement Improves Patient Outcomes with Current Generation of Stents
7. InspireMD Announces Positive Results From MGuard(TM) Stent MASTER Trial for Emergency Treatment of Heart Attack Patients
8. U.S. Physician Survey: Stents by Brand, Length, Diameter, Type and Coating 2012
9. Terumo Completes U.S. Patient Enrollment in the OSPREY Trial to Evaluate the MISAGO Self-expanding Stent
10. Global Drug-Eluting Stents Industry
11. Boehringer Ingelheim Presents First Data for Tiotropium in Adolescents with Moderate Persistent Asthma
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/26/2015)... , November 26, 2015 ... Juntendo universitetssjukhus ser potential att använda SyMRI ... (MR-bilder) för patienter med multipel skleros ... forskningsavtal med SyntheticMR AB för att kunna ... på sjukhuset. Med SyMRI kan man generera ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... DUBLIN , November 26, 2015 ... has announced the addition of the  ... in the European Therapeutic Drug Monitoring ... Forecasts, Competitive Intelligence, Emerging Opportunities"  report ... ) has announced the addition ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... November 26, 2015 ... "Self Administration of High Viscosity Drugs" report ... has announced the addition of the "Self ... their offering. --> Research and Markets ... the "Self Administration of High Viscosity Drugs" ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... ... all, Water For Empowerment ™ attracts volunteers together who want to combine ... empowering women as key stakeholders in the process. The non-profit launched its first ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... 2015 , ... TyloHelo Inc , North America’s largest ... accessories help improve the bather experience in the sauna, and the accessories selected ... purist looking for simplicity in design to accessories that encourage a greater expression ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... For the first time, Vitalalert is donating ... Beat ” campaign. The partnership between the two groups began in 2014 with Vitalalert ... cause. , MAP International was founded in 1954 and is an international Christian-based health ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... ... On November 25, 2015, officials of Narconon Arrowhead , the drug rehabilitation ... new cutting edge recovery program that has been 50 years in the making. ... with the purpose to free addicts from the symptoms and negative behaviors of addiction. ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Smiles by Stevens is pleased to announce the ... While many patients are aware of the benefits of Botox® in the treatment of ... suffering with discomfort, soreness, and pain as a result of Jaw Tension, TMJ (temporo-mandibular ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):