JUPITER, FLA. (Aug 18, 2016) – Mount Sinai Heart New York at Jupiter Medical Center announced
that it has begun to implant the new SYNERGY™ stent into cardiac
patients for treatment of a clogged artery.
SYNERGY™ is the first stent with a bioabsorbable polymer coating
that has been FDA-approved for the treatment of coronary artery disease.
With a drug eluting stent, the polymer coating acts as a drug carrier,
to store and release a pharmaceutical agent. As it is bioabsorbable, the
SYNERGY™ polymer is designed to eliminate potentially harmful long-term
exposure to chemicals used in the coating and also offer better healing
by promoting more rapid growth of the important cells that line the walls
of blood vessels known as endothelial cells.
A stent is a tiny mesh tube that physicians use to prop open clogged arteries,
allowing blood to flow freely to the heart, and it is crucial in the survival
of a cardiac event. This next-generation stent technology aims to improve
healing, decrease the chance of the blockage from reoccurring, and reduce
“In the past, the polymers used in stents created concerns about
long-term exposure and the potential for inflammation, which delays healing,”
said Augusto Villa, Medical Director of Invasive Cardiology at Mount Sinai
Heart New York at Jupiter Medical Center. He added that delayed healing
has been linked with complications, including blood clots. This is what
led to the creation of the SYNERGY stent, which includes a polymer that
dissolves in the body. Within three months, the polymer and the drug on
the stent should no longer be detectable in the patient’s body,
leaving behind only a bare platinum-chromium stent.
“We launched our partnership with Mount Sinai Heart New York a year-and-a-half
ago to enhance our knowledge and continually push ourselves to be on the
leading-edge of cardiac care,” said John Couris, President and CEO
of Jupiter Medical Center. “Early adoption of the SYNERGY Stent
is another way we are bringing the most advanced medical technologies
and treatments to our community.”
About Jupiter Medical Center
A not-for-profit 327-bed regional medical center consisting of 207 private
acute-care hospital beds and 120 long-term care, sub-acute rehabilitation
and Hospice beds, Jupiter Medical Center is reimagining how to restore
the community’s health and wellness. Award-winning physicians, world-class
partnerships and innovative techniques and technology enable Jupiter Medical
Center to provide a broad range of services with specialty concentrations
in cardiology, oncology, imaging, orthopedics & spine, digestive health,
emergency services, lung & thoracic, women’s health, weight
management and men’s health.
Founded in 1979, Jupiter Medical Center has approximately 1,600 team members,
600 physicians and 640 volunteers. Jupiter Medical Center continues to
perform in the top 10 percent of hospitals for patient quality and satisfaction.
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