Published in Medical Devices and Surgical Technology Week, May 29th, 2005
The U.K.-based multicenter trial will compare patency rate at 1 year after percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) (where a catheter is passed into the arteries and the vessel is stretched by a balloon to increase blood flow) or stent placement with the Cordis Endovascular Smart nitinol self expandable.
Stents are expandable metal mesh tubes that are widely used in coronary, renal and iliac...
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