Mangalore is an emerging name in the world medical tourism charts, and it has just bettered its rank with Bio-resorbable Vascular Scaffold (BVS) implant usage, which medical practitioners and cardiologists believe is a advanced procedure to open clogged arteries in the heart. BVS is a first-of-its-kind device for ailing coronary artery disease (CAD), and it restores blood flow by opening up the clogged vessel. It simultaneously provides support to the vessel. Once the vessel is able to stay open sans any external support, bio-resorbable scaffold is designed such that it’ll eventually metabolize and dissolve into carbon di-oxide and water present in the human body. Concerned people may note that the dissolving stent leaves no foreign body or fragment inside the human body.
The first ever BVS devise was successfully implanted at AJ Hospital and Research Centre in Mangalore. The BVS is made of polylactide, a bio-compatible material that’s regularly employed in medical implants. As the implant is not permanent, the BVS-treated vessel will flex, move and pulsate similar to an untreated vessel.