Coronary stent types: drug-eluting, bare metal, others

In our May 2009 report (#C245) entitled, "Worldwide Market for Drug-Eluting, Bare and Other Coronary Stents, 2008-2017," we assess the current state of technology and product development, current and forecast markets, market shares and the manufacturer opportunities for all stent types used in the treatment of coronary artery disease (CAD).

Types of Coronary Stents and Selected Other Anti-Restenosis Devices


 Source: MedMarket Diligence, LLC, Report #C245.

 The report also provides a valuable context for the coronary stent market — the range of non-stent alternatives for treatment of CAD, including open and minimally invasive coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), drug-eluting balloons, HDL therapy, gene therapy, cell therapy and others.

5 thoughts on “Coronary stent types: drug-eluting, bare metal, others”

  1. when coated stents are placed in coronary arteries what kind of pathological tissue reaction takes place , if this can be detected by radiotracer imaging?

  2. A stent contains very little metal and is rarely going to be sufficient to set off a metal detector, but given that some detectors are more sensitive than others, it has been known to happen. This is typically not a problem with security, especially if you carry the card that is given to you that indicates you have had the procedure done, indicating it is a metal stent.

    The bigger concern is if you were to undergo an MRI, which can be dangerous for someone with a metal stent implant.

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