Stents

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Health & Medicine

Using maths to assess blocked arteries

Combining laser imaging with supercomputing, researchers are modelling the severity of artery blockages without physically probing the blood flow, and may be able to identify future danger areas

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Health & Medicine

The stent tech-race against heart attack

From dissolving materials to nanotechnology, the race to make coronary stents failure-proof is on, and for patients it’s high stakes

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Health & Medicine

3D printing to save hearts

New advances in medicine and engineering are letting surgeons print arteries in 3D to personalise treatment for heart disease

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