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First human implant of the coronary stent system for small vessels is performed July 11 at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Eugene, Oregon. The stent is intended to treat threatened abrupt closures of first-time or recurring blockages in small vessels with diameters of less than 3.0 mm. Separately, the firm has launched a multi-center safety and feasibility study to evaluate the AccuNet embolic protection system to reduce stroke during minimally invasive carotid artery stenting procedures. Guidant had submitted an IDE for the 50-patient study in May (1"The Gray Sheet" May 29, p. 3)
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