Stents are used to treat patients with coronary artery disease who experience decreased coronary blood flow. However, stents can promote the absorption of fibrinogen, resulting in platelet aggregation. This can provoke an inflammatory response, which delays healing and promotes the formation of a fibrin mesh, leading to thrombus formation.

This animation shows how XIENCE, which is coated with a fluropolymer, is safer and more effective than other stents. XIENCE promotes the adhesion of albumin, which displaces other thrombogenic proteins and forms a protective layer. This decreases the inflammatory response, reducing the likelihood of thrombus formation and promotes healing following stent implantation.

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