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Can Drug-Coated Stents Cause Severe Medical Issues?

In recent years, drug-coated stents have proven to be popular due to their medical benefits. They are preferred over metal stents because they are more likely to prevent a blockage. However, a drug-coated stent is still a medical device that is a work in progress. In the last couple of years, there have been two » Read More

Heart Stents Fail to Ease Chest Pain

Since Robert A. Ersek, M.D. patented the first heart stent in 1972, the procedure has become a common practice in hospitals around the world. Hundreds of thousands of patients annually undergo a surgical procedure that includes inserting a stent into an artery. However, new research indicates that some of these patients may have undergone this » Read More

Philadelphia Defective Medical Device Lawyers: Safety of Heart Stents

Heart stents have been in use since the early 1980s. The goal of heart stents is to open clogged arteries so that blood can flow and prevent heart attack and stroke. One early and continuing problem with heart stents is that the arteries are smooth flesh while the stents are metal-mesh. These do not merge » Read More