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Queen’s implants new dissolving stent

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Called the “Absorb,” the stent, pictured above, gradually disappears over approximately three years — unlike metal stents — as the coronary artery is restored.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Dr. Ramy Badawi, an interventional cardiologist at the Queen’s Medical Center, examines Andrew Scontras, among the first in Hawaii to receive the latest in heart stent technology.

Commercial airline pilot Andrew Scontras had a heart attack in July and within weeks found out there was another constricted blood vessel endangering his life. Read more

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