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Dissolving heart stent trialled

For years patients suffering from angina have been treated with stents, tiny metal structures, that keep arteries clear and blood flowing.

But now a new biodegradable stent has been produced.

It dissolves over time whilst releasing chemicals to lower the risk of the artery narrowing.

The BBC's Fergus Walsh reports on the first patient in Britain to undergo this pioneering treatment.

  • 28 Sep 2010
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