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 […]