• By Dana Sparks

Discovery’s Edge: New Stents for Complex Aortic Aneurysms

August 9, 2016

medial illustration of stent procedure175,000 deaths are reported each year around the world, due to aortic aneurysms. When the largest blood vessel in the body, the aorta, dilates like an overstretched balloon it can be life-threatening.

Mayo Clinic vascular surgeon Gustavo Oderich, M.D., and his team are helping to develop new stents for complex aortic aneurysms and recently used it to treat the first patient in the United States.

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