Guidant starts Japanese carotid stent trial:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Guidant has begun a 105-patient, multicentre clinical trial of its Acculink carotid artery stent in Japan. The device is being tested as a minimally invasive alternative to traditional surgery for restoring blood flow to blocked carotid arteries and thus preventing stroke. The Indianapolis, Indiana firm notes that stroke is the third most common cause of death among adults in Japan.