Bioresorbable electronic stent could provide feedback and therapy – then dissolve
(Nanowerk News) Every year, an estimated half-million Americans undergo surgery to have a stent prop open a coronary artery narrowed by plaque. But sometimes the mesh tubes get clogged. Scientists report in the journal ACS Nano (“Bioresorbable Electronic Stent Integrated with Therapeutic Nanoparticles for Endovascular Diseases”) a new kind of multi-tasking stent that could minimize the risks associated with the procedure. It can sense blood flow and temperature, store and transmit the information for analysis and can be absorbed by the body after it finishes its job.