Stentys’ self-apposing stent featured in Journal of the American College of Cardiology


Stentys has announced that the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) published a “State-of-the-Art Paper” entitled “Mechanisms, Pathophysiology, and Clinical Aspects of Incomplete Stent Apposition,” which highlights Stentys’ self-apposing stent among novel devices to minimise stent malapposition, also known as incomplete stent apposition, in clinical practice.

According to the authors: “Some particular clinical scenarios, such as acute coronary syndromes, bifurcations, tapered vessels, overlapping stents, and chronic total occlusions, might predispose to ISA. Interventional cardiologists should be committed to optimal stent choices and techniques of implantation and use intravascular imaging guidance when appropriate to aim at minimising acute incomplete stent apposition.”

The authors advise that novel devices, such as Stentys’ self-apposing stent, which already demonstrated an early reduction of incomplete stent apposition compared with balloon-expandable stents during primary percutaneous coronary intervention, can reduce malapposition and the potentially harmful consequences with which it is associated.