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Zinc: the Perfect Material for Bioabsorbable Stents? Michigan Technological University Study


5/1/2013 7:58:44 AM

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In 2012, more than 3 million people had stents inserted in their coronary arteries. These tiny mesh tubes prop open blood vessels healing from procedures like a balloon angioplasty, which widens arteries blocked by clots or plaque deposits. After about six months, most damaged arteries are healed and stay open on their own. The stent, however, is there for a lifetime.

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