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Biotechnology Cardio-Vascular

Next Generation of Heart Stents Uses Magnetic Particles

9 years, 8 months ago

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Posted on Sep 23, 2009, 8 a.m.

Magnetic particles may offer a radical improvent in heart stent technology.  This next generation of heart stents may replace the current technology, which depends on a process whereby endothelial cells coat stents and blood vessels heal, a process that typically takes weeks.  Magnetic stents appear to accelerate the process of healing after a stent is placed.

Magnetic particles may offer a radical improvent in heart stent technology.  This next generation of heart stents may replace the current technology, which depends on a process whereby endothelial cells coat stents and blood vessels heal, a process that typically takes weeks.  Magnetic stents appear to accelerate the process of healing after a stent is placed.

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