The U.S. FDA’s Circulatory System Devices Panel is undergoing two days of presentations and meetings regarding mortality rates associated with the use of paclitaxel-coated balloons and paclitaxel-eluting stents.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Boston Scientific Corp.’s drug-coated stent Eluvia to treat narrowed arteries in the leg.

Novartis’ eye care unit Alcon is withdrawing a surgical stent for glaucoma patients after clinical data showed it may damage the eye, but the Swiss drugmaker said the move would not affect plans to spin off the unit 2019.

Boston Scientific Corp. forked over up to $160 million to acquire California stent maker Veniti Inc. The deal marks the third acquisition for Boston Scientific in two months.

Abbott received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for XIENCE Sierra, the newest generation of the gold-standard XIENCE everolimus-eluting coronary stent system.

U.S. health regulators said they approved a stent by Abbott Laboratories that is the first designed to be absorbed into the bloodstream after it is implanted.

U.S. government scientists have raised questions about the potential risks to patients of heart attacks and blood clots from Abbott Laboratories’ novel coronary stent that dissolves after it is implanted. Abbott is seeking U.S. approval to sell the stent, called Absorb, as an alternative to metal stents currently used to prop open arteries cleared of […]

A novel dissolving heart stent developed by Abbott Laboratories proved comparably safe and effective as its market-leading Xience stent in a large, late-stage trial that will be used to seek U.S. approval of the device, according to data presented at a medical meeting on Monday. The bioabsorbable Absorb stent succeeded in demonstrating non-inferiority to Xience […]