ROYAL OAK, Mi. (TV 20 News at Ten) --- Beaumont Hospital is conducting a stent medical trial that if approved by the FDA could revolutionize heart surgery around the world. Stents, which are very small metallic devices to keep arteries opened, could be replaced by other stents that are absorbed by the body and essentially dissolve.
Since the new stents dissolve, it will make it easier for surgeons to operate in the same area of the heart if needed in the future without the metallic stents getting in the way.
My TV 20's Jorge Avellan has the story.