Cypher is a brand of drug-eluting coronary stent from Cordis Corporation, a Johnson & Johnson company. During a balloon angioplasty, the stent is inserted into the artery to provide a "scaffold" to open the artery. An anti-rejection-type medication, sirolimus, helps to limit the overgrowth of normal cells while the artery heals which reduces the chance of re-blockage in the treated area known as restenosis, and reduces the chances that another procedure is required.
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- "J&J to quit struggling heart stent business". Reuters. 2011-06-15. Retrieved 2011-07-18.
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