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FDA Approves New Absorbable Heart Stent Tested at Scripps

Scripps cardiologist Paul Teirstein, MD, weighs in on the promise of the new technology

A stent medical device .

Scripps cardiologist Paul Teirstein, MD, weighs in on the promise of the new technology

Scripps Clinic cardiologist Paul Teirstein, MD, weighed in on a new absorbable stent recently cleared for commercial use by the Food and Drug Administration in an article published by the San Diego Union-Tribune.


Dr. Teirstein, who is medical director of the Prebys Cardiovascular Institute, oversaw the testing of the Absorb bioresorbable vascular scaffold system among Scripps cardiology patients.


Read the Union-Tribune article: FDA Approves Potentially ‘Revolutionary’ Heart Stent.

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