Is Synergy a drug-eluting stent?

Is Synergy a drug-eluting stent?

SYNERGY Drug-Eluting Stent The SYNERGY Stent is a metal stent with a special drug coating added to help reduce the chance of the artery becoming blocked again. The drug is released from the stent over the period of time during which re-blockage is most likely to occur.

What drug is on Synergy stent?

The system consists of a catheter delivery system and a platinum-chromium metal stent. The stent is coated with the drug everolimus and a thin coating of poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA), a material that dissolves into the body.

How much does a Synergy stent cost?

Since Boston Scientific got CE approval for Synergy BP-DES in 2013, it has been commercializing its product in Europe. According to FierceMedicalDevices, bioabsorbable stents have a list price between $3000-4000, which is twice the price of a conventional drug-eluting stent.

Why do bioabsorbable stents fail?

The team discovered that degradable stents, which are made from the same polymer used in dissolvable sutures, have a heterogeneous (meaning non-uniform) inner structure. When the device is inflated, the internal layer is disrupted and rendered susceptible to structural failure.

Which company stent is best?

1. Boston Scientific – The leading competitor in the coronary stent market was Boston Scientific. Most of the company’s success can be attributed to its strong position in the drug-eluting stents (DES) market, where it held the leading share. The company currently offers the SYNERGY™ and REBEL™ BMS product line.

Can you get an MRI with stents?

All current stents are MRI safe and MRI can be done anytime.

What is a BVS stent?

Bioabsorbable vascular stent (BVS) is a type of newly invented stent and theoretically have a number of potential benefits [6, 7]. First, the occlusion of coronary artery can be opened by BVS implantation. Second, after being absorbed, BVS can restore normal vasomotion and endothelial function.