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Stents are tiny mesh scaffolds used to prop open diseased arteries, and coated ones release a medication that prevents the passageways from becoming reclogged by tissue buildup.
But the bypass arteries reclogged, with blockages.
Patients implanted with New Brunswick, New Jersey-based J&J's drug-coated device needed a second procedure to open a reclogged artery 1.4 percent of the time, compared with 4.9 percent for the version made by Minneapolis-based Medtronic, according to a study reported at the
Patients who received stents were three times more likely to need a repeat procedure because arteries reclogged.
One of the patients who received the enzyme preparation has reclogged his coronary arteries.”