Is Cypher stent drug-eluting?

Cypher is a brand of drug-eluting coronary stent from Cordis Corporation, a Cardinal Health company. During a balloon angioplasty, the stent is inserted into the artery to provide a “scaffold” to open the artery.

Which is better bare-metal stent or drug-eluting stent?

The use of drug-eluting stents has been shown to be more effective in the prevention of restenosis than the use of bare-metal stents,1 and the use of newer-generation drug-eluting stents, as compared with first-generation devices,3,4 may also reduce the rate of stent thrombosis.

What is a Boston Scientific stent?

The REBEL Stent System is the newest advance in bare-metal stent technology. REBEL Stent has the visibility you want from its PtCr alloy, the strength you need with the lowest recoil* and greatest radial strength†, and the outstanding deliverability you expect from the Boston Scientific family of stents.

Are Cypher stents MRI safe?

Approval was granted after laboratory studies demonstrated the CYPHER(R) Stent is MRI-safe.

Are bare-metal stents still used?

Background: Drug-eluting stents (DES) showed improved efficacy and safety compared with bare-metal stents (BMS), and international guidelines recommend their use as first line treatment. Yet, BMS are still widely used in practice, especially in large coronary vessels.

Are stents permanent?

The stent stays in the artery permanently to hold it open and improve blood flow to your heart. In some cases, more than one stent may be needed to open a blockage. Once the stent is in place, the balloon catheter is deflated and removed.

How long will a stent last?

How long will a stent last? It is permanent. There is just a 2–3 per cent risk of narrowing coming back, and if that happens it is usually within 6–9 months. If it does, it can potentially be treated with another stent.

Does Boston Scientific make stents?

Boston Scientific now offers a portfolio of SYNERGY BP Stents designed to optimize performance and enable early healing in every type of case.

What is a xience Sierra stent?

The XIENCE Sierra stent system is indicated for improving coronary artery luminal diameter in patients, including those with diabetes mellitus, with symptomatic heart disease due to de novo native coronary artery lesions (length £ 32 mm) with reference vessel diameters of ≥ 2.25 mm to ≤ 4.25 mm.