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Bare metal stents were the first generation in stent technology. I got involved in medical devices in the mid-1990’s with a number of projects related to radial force, flexibility, and fatigue of these devices. These stents improved rapidly in terms of efficacy and other parameters.
Drug-eluting stents came along next to further reduce the incidence of restenosis.
Now we have bioabsorbable stents! They are made of a bioabsorbable polymer and are intended to be delivered at full strength, and then gradually degrade over time so that nothing remains.
This study shows a target lesion failure rate of 7.8% for the Abbott Absorb stent. This rate is comparable to the best of the permanent stents.