Math from the Heart: Simlulating Stent Design and Coating

Cardiologists and computer programmers have come together to study stents—tiny mesh tubes that hold blood vessels open. A simplified computer program helps doctors examine the strengths and weaknesses of various stents on the market, design new stents tailored to specific heart procedures and even search for more effective stent coatings. These simulations could improve patients' health by helping manufacturers optimize stent design and helping doctors choose the best stents for particular procedures. Read More...

Featured in the September 15, 2010, issue of Biomedical Beat.