Boston Scientific's Carotid Artery Stent Approved

One day after Boston Scientific learned that FDA lifted its "corporate warning letter" in its entirety, it received agency approval for a carotid artery stent, which could reduce strokes, the Associated Press reports. It props open the carotid artery, which provides oxygenated blood to the head and neck. It is a less invasive treatment than the standard of care, carotid endarterectomy, a surgical procedure.