Stryker Wingspan Stent System Usage Instructions Tweaked by FDA

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The Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning to healthcare providers explaining to them that the instructions for use of the Stryker Wingspan Stent System have changed.  Used to widen the narrowed arteries of the brains of repeated stroke victims, these stents should, according to the FDA, only be used in a certain subset of patients who continue to have strokes and suffer from intracranial stenosis despite other medical treatment being attempted.

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