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Abbott Gets FDA Green Light for First Fully Absorbable Heart Stent

abbott-stentAbbott just received FDA approval for the Absorb coronary heart stent, the first and only fully resorbable stent available in the U.S. We’re kind of surprised the company is calling it what it is and isn’t pushing the new term “scaffold” on us. Nevertheless, while it is novel, the device isn’t exactly a new product, having been approved in the EU already six years ago, available in over 100 countries, and having gone through years of study.

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