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First dissolvable stents being placed in Maryland patients with clogged arteries

Posted at 7:30 PM, Oct 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-06 19:30:36-04
We have amazing doctors and nurses here in Maryland, and they're breaking ground ounce again. 
 
This time, MedStar Union Memorial is the first hospital in the state to implant dissolvable stents in patients with blocked arteries.
 
Why do doctors want stents to dissolve? Think about it this way: once your broken arm is mended, the cast comes
off. With this device, when the body is repaired, the stent dissolves. 
 
Dr. John Wang from the MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital explains how it works, who is right for the procedure, and why this is such a big breakthrough. 
 
Watch video above for full interview. 
 

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