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China's Lepu Medical Launches World's First Bio-Absorbable Heart Stent
Xu Wei
DATE:  Nov 07 2019
/ SOURCE:  yicai
China's Lepu Medical Launches World's First Bio-Absorbable Heart Stent China's Lepu Medical Launches World's First Bio-Absorbable Heart Stent

(Yicai Global) Nov. 07 -- Lepu Medical Technology Beijing has unveiled the world's first bio-absorbable heart stent, Shanghai Securities News reported today.

The stent will degrade into carbon dioxide in about three years and be completely absorbed by the human body, the report added. It is the only approved stent of its kind in the world.

The main use of stents is to enlarge narrowed coronary arteries to improve blood flow.

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