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The most common involvement occurs in the superficial femoral artery where most of the diseases are occlusion disease, with long occlusions where you require mostly by either stent or drug-eluting balloon. At the present movement drug eluting stent is found to be equivalent or better than that of the plain stent but newer plain stents like superior stent is equivalent to that of the drug eluting stent. .

ABSORB™ Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold by Abbott Abbott has developed the world?s first drug-eluting bioresorbable vascular scaffold for the treatment of coronary artery disease. ABSORB can accomplish what hasn't been possible with metallic stents: treat a patient's blocked heart vessel and dissolve after approximately two years, leaving a healed vessel free of a permanent metallic implant.

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Coronary artery disease is one of the most common types of heart disease. It is characterized by formation of cholesterol in the walls of the coronary artery. Stents are used to treat this disease condition. Drug-eluting stent is safe, effective and better than bare-metal stent. New Coating for Stents, Artificial Vascular Grafts Prevents Formation of Clots

The MAJESTIC trial -- designed to evaluate the safety and performance of the first Boston Scientific peripheral drug-eluting stent system --...