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Stents, Vascular, Aorta, Balloon Expandable

Definition : Aorta vascular stents designed to be expanded by the application of a constant radial pressure to the artery walls using a low-pressure balloon after delivery through an appropriate stent delivery system. These endoprostheses are usually metallic (e.g., stainless steel) stents; they are available in a variety of lengths (e.g., from 4 to 25 cm/1.5 to 10 inches) with maximum diameter after expansion about 50 mm (2 inches). Balloon-expandable aorta stents are intended to form a scaffold that holds and reinforces the aorta open to prevent restenosis; they are usually mounted on balloon delivery catheters. Stents intended to treat aorta (type A) dissections (that may be combined with placement of aorta prostheses during open surgery) and for lower aorta dissections (usually performed percutaneously through the vasculature) are available.

Entry Terms : "Stent Delivery Catheters, Aorta Dissection" , "Aorta Stent Delivery Catheters" , "Catheters, Vascular, Stent Delivery" , "Aorta Dissection Treatment Stents" , "Balloon-Expandable Aorta Stents" , "Stents, Vascular, Aorta" , "Stent Delivery Catheters, Aorta Repair"

UMDC code : 26790

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Boston Scientific Corp

Company Type: Parent

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

Company Type: Parent

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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