Nov. 19, 2015
Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center became the first hospital in Arizona to use a bio-absorbable stent to save a patient’s life. Stents are mesh tubes used to prop open clogged arteries. The new technology, called SYNERGY, offers faster healing and because it does dissolve, complications such as vessel re-narrowing and blood clots are avoided. Dr. Nabil Dib, director of cardiovascular translational research at St. Joseph’s, will tell us more.