The Absorb GT1 Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold (BVS) is a temporary scaffold that will fully resorb over time and is indicated for improving coronary luminal diameter in patients with ischemic heart disease due to de novo native coronary artery lesions (length ≤ 24 mm) with a reference vessel diameter of ≥ 2.5 mm and ≤ 3.75 mm
WHAT ARE THE POTENTIAL RISKS AND COMPLICATIONS?
Treatment options for CAD have become increasingly common but, as with any invasive procedure, there are potential risk factors and complications. Serious complications do not occur often, and research is ongoing to make these procedures even safer and more effective.
The risk of complications from percutaneous treatment methods may be higher for individuals:
75 years of age and older
Who are women
Who have kidney disease or diabetes
Who have serious heart disease
Who have had prior cardiac interventions