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Japan's Terumo introduces drug-eluting stent for treatment of coronary artery disease in India

18 December 2023 | News

Drug-eluting stent has evolved to become a preferred option for heart related treatments

Terumo India, the Indian arm of Japan based Terumo Corporation, a global leader in medical technology, recently announced the launch of Ultimaster Nagomi™, a Drug-Eluting Stent (DES) intended for use in the treatment of coronary artery disease.

Cardiovascular disease is the cause of 25% of all deaths in India with a prevalence of around 54.5 million in the country.

Drug-Eluting Stents (DES) are specialised types of stents meant for use in the treatment of coronary artery disease. Investments are being made towards newer generation stents which can enhance the safety and effectiveness of coronary artery treatments.

Ultimaster Nagomi™, by Terumo India, is one such new generation Drug-Eluting Stent that can facilitate smooth navigation to complex arteries and adapt to any vessel size with ease. The optimal design of the Ultimaster Nagomi™ makes it suitable for any small or large sized coronary artery, enabling customized stent selection for a larger patient subset.

Nitin Stephen Abel, Director of Terumo Intervention Systems India, said, “Over the years, DES has evolved to become a preferred option for heart related treatments. Given the rising occurrences of cardiovascular diseases, continuous advancements in treatment methods are essential. Introduction of Ultimaster Nagomi™ will be a notable development for the cardiac care ecosystem in India.”

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