New Delhi: Indian made stents seem to be a safe and effective alternative to stents of global standard, reports a study in the Lancet. A cardiac stent is a device used to unblock clogged arteries. Drug eluting stents are coated with medicines that help lower recurrence chances of an artery narrowing after corrective surgery.
The study compared Surat-based stent manufacturer Sahajanand Medical Technologies’s Supraflex with US-based Abott’s Xience — regarded as the global standard in safety and efficacy for drug-eluting stents.
While Supraflex is a sirolimus-eluting stent with a biodegradable polymer coating and ultra-thin struts, Xience is an everolimus-eluting stent with a durable polymer coating. “Supraflex seems a safe and effective alternative drug-eluting stent to other stents in clinical practice,” the report stated. (IANS)
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