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Engineer Aims to Reduce Blood Vessel Stent Complications
March 7, 2013
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.Each year, more than a million Americans receive stents to prop open clogged heart arteries and other blood vessels, but many are at high risk for suffering reblockages. A University of Nebraska-Lincoln engineer's research may help save millions of people from this debilitating and sometimes fatal complication.Full Story
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