This man enters your cath lab every morning ! . . . He is Mr Stent !
“Endo-prothe`ses coronariennes autoexpansives.” This is the official name given to coronary stents when it was first used in man in 1986 in France . The first stent in human coronary artery was implanted by Puel . Followed by Sigwart ,Puel combine .
Later on , the name Stent came into vogue . Surprisingly stent is not a technical name . It is a name of British dentist. To know more about the historical aspects of coronary stents read the following review from Circulation.
2. Sigwart U, Puel J, Mirkovitch V, Joffre F, Kappenberger L. Intravascular stents to prevent occlusion and restenosis after
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