Absorb GT1 Bioresorbable Stent
Nevada Heart and Vascular Centers’ Board Certified Interventional Cardiologist Rafael Valencia M.D., F.A.C.C., has access to the world’s first FDA-approved dissolving heart stent. The Absorb bioresorbable vascular scaffold is a major advance in the treatment of coronary artery disease, which affects 15 million people in the United States and remains a leading cause of death worldwide despite decades of therapeutic advances. This novel technology is a great addition to the treatment options offered to Nevada Heart and Vascular Center’s patients to improve their health and wellbeing.
If you have a blocked artery, we may need to open the blockage and restore blood flow with a small mesh tube called a stent. The stent is placed in your artery during an angioplasty procedure. Angioplasty is called a procedure—not a surgery—since the doctor makes only very small incisions (cuts). Absorb is a new stent option that fully dissolves.
Absorb is different than metal stents. Stents play a vital role in supporting the vessel during the first three months after a blocked artery has been opened. After that, the artery can remain open on its own. This is the reason for developing the dissolving stent, also called a bioresorbable stent. When the stent is no longer needed, Absorb dissolves—and leaves nothing behind but a natural vessel.
To learn more about this procedure please contact our office to schedule a consultation.