Medical Device:

Johnson and Johnson Cypher Stent

According to a Cleveland Clinic study, blood clotting is four to five times more likely in drug coated stents, such as Johnson and Johnson’s Cypher Stent, than in metal stents. Blood clotting from stents can cause stroke, heart attacks, and death.

The Johnson and Johnson cypher stent releases the drug Sirolimus, which stops the overgrowth of endothelial cells in the blood vessels.