American College of Cardiology annual meeting: Roundup

American College of Cardiology annual meeting,March 6–9, Orlando

ACC roundup

Here is more news from the American College of Cardiology meeting:

Absorbable stents. German researchers reported using stents that disappear in a month or so to successfully open coronary arteries in five men. The inner wall of the artery gradually absorbs the stent, which is made almost entirely of magnesium. Disappearing stents would be useful in children, whose arteries continually grow. In adults, they would allow the stented section of artery to expand and contract naturally. Several types of absorbable plastic stents are also being tested.

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