NEA Baptist First in Arkansas to Implant New Generation Heart Stent



NEA Baptist First in Arkansas to Implant New Generation Heart Stent

Pictured (l to r), Trey Fracchia, Xcience Representative, Karen Hollis, RN, Heath Murdock, RRT, Kendra Orick, RN, Natalie Reece, RRT, Lindsey Stewart, RRT.

JONESBORO -- The interventional cardiology team at NEA Baptist recently became the first hospital in Arkansas to offer patients with coronary artery disease the newest-generation Abbott XIENCE Sierra™ Heart Stent.

In June, Dr. Anthony White, cardiologist at NEA Baptist, implanted the XIENCE Sierra heart stent in a patient with coronary artery disease.

The Abbott XIENCE Sierra™ Stent makes it easier for cardiologists to access and unblock difficult-to-reach lesions. New features include a thinner profile, increased flexibility, longer lengths, and small-diameters. XIENCE stents are among the world's most-used and studied stents and have exceptional safety standards with low rates of complications.

The stent was specifically developed by Abbott for the treatment of complex cases, including people with multiple or totally blocked vessels, which now account for up to 70 percent of cases.

For U.S. Important Safety Information about XIENCE Sierra visit: https://www.vascular.abbott/us/products/coronary-intervention/xience-sierra.html#prodisi