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Stents, Vascular, Peripheral, Balloon-Expandable, Iliac

Definition : Peripheral vascular stents designed to be expanded using a high-pressure balloon, applying a constant radial pressure to the duct walls after being delivered through an appropriate stent-delivery system into the iliac arteries. These stents are usually braided metallic (e.g., stainless steel, platinum, cobalt-chromium alloys) devices; some stents are radiopaque or include radiopaque markers for accurate positioning into the iliac arteries. Iliac balloon-expandable peripheral stents are used to form a scaffold that holds the arteries open in patients with stenotic lesions in the common and/or external iliac arteries. The stents may be also used to prevent restenosis caused by vessel recoil and/or remodeling of the iliac arteries.

Entry Terms : "Iliac Artery Stents" , "Balloon-Expandable Iliac Artery Stents"

UMDC code : 33055

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Boston Scientific Corp

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In 1969, fascinated by the possibility of bringing pioneering medical devices and treatments to patients across the world, John Abele joined Medi-Tech, a company that was developing alternatives to traditional surgery. Pete Nicholas was looking for an investment, and when he met John, the pieces came together.

Medtronic Inc

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At Medtronic, we're changing the face of chronic disease. By working closely with physicians around the world, we create therapies to help patients do things they never thought possible.

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