Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, February 26th, 2006
The Wingspan Stent System is designed to treat atherosclerotic lesions (accumulated plaque in brain arteries) and is the only device available in the U.S. for the treatment of intracranial atherosclerotic disease, according to the center.
Although it has been possible to attempt to open narrowed brain vessels prior to Wingspan, those stents were made of stainless steel, intended for use in the heart, and are...
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