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Sanford picked to test dissolving stent for heart surgery

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Dr Adam Stys on stent study (Download MP3)

Sioux Falls, SD (KELO-AM) Sanford Health in Sioux Falls is one of a select group of hospitals nationwide conducting clinical trials on a new kind of stent for heart surgery.

Sanford cardiologist Adam Stys says unlike current stents which are made of metal and may stay in the body forever, this new type of stent dissolves in just a matter of months. Stys says the new stent is already in use in Europe. He says being able to use dissolving stents instead of metal stents would open up new treatment options for heart patients.