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HOUSTON, TEXAS (February13,
Nearly 600,000 metal stents are inserted into patients In the US each year. That metal usually remains in the patient until they die. But now, a new kind of stent is being implanted by Dr. Prakash Balan, cardiologist with Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-Texas Medical Center and UTHealth, that doesn't run the risk of tearing an artery or other complications. It's a stent that literally dissolves over time. View Link