EU clears Guidant's Multi-Link Frontier bifurcation stent:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Guidant Multi-Link Frontier stent system treats plaque in coronary arteries at the site of a bifurcation, where one vessel branches from another. The Multi-Link Frontier coronary bifurcation stent is designed to help overcome the problem of blocking blood flow to a side vessel, a concern associated when using traditional stents. It incorporates a novel side-branch portal that allows physicians to preserve access to the side branch. Some 20% of patients treated for coronary artery disease have lesions at bifurcations. The product will be made available in Europe, Australia and New Zealand immediately, and will soon be expanded to countries in Asia and the Middle East.