Smart stent stands guard for narrowing arteries and sends alerts

Stents are usually passive devices, implanted into clogged arteries to prop them open and prevent heart attacks. Unfortunately, it’s all too common for the artery to continue to narrow around the implant, causing further complications. Now, researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) have developed a surgery-ready smart stent that keeps watch for the early warning signs of narrowing arteries, and sends out a wireless signal to alert the patient and doctors…
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