LAS VEGAS, Sept. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, September 27, Nevada Heart and Vascular Centers' Board Certified Interventional Cardiologist Rafael Valencia M.D., F.A.C.C., implanted a patient with the world's first FDA-approved dissolving heart stent. The Absorb bioresorbable vascular scaffold is a major advance in the treatment of coronary artery disease, which affects 15 million people in the United States and remains a leading cause of death worldwide despite decades of therapeutic advances.
"It was a privilege to be given the opportunity to be part of the first interventional cardiology team in Southern Nevada to implant the new fully bioresorbable Absorb coronary stent. Today is a great example of how our medical community, in particular the physicians of Nevada Heart and Vascular Center and the dedicated cardiovascular staff at Desert Springs Hospital, in partnership with leading health industry companies can deliver innovative and state of the art cardiac care to patients in Southern Nevada. This novel technology promises to be a great addition to the treatment options we can offer our patients to improve their health and well being. The physicians of Nevada Heart and Vascular Center are excited to be able to deliver this innovative therapy to patients throughout the Las Vegas valley," Said Dr. Valencia.