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by | May 3rd, 2011

‘Red-Wine’ Polyphenol Heart Stent Shows Promise

Polyphenols, the compound found in red wine that is thought to help prevent heart vessel disease, may one day be used in medicated heart stents. A recent study on animal suggest the compound, Polyphonol, may be beneficial when included in heart stent, a device used to keep an artery in the heart open.


The proposed benefit of including the compound in heart stent is it appears to promote healing of the vessel wall where the stent is located. This may result in a decrease in the risk of clot formation, which could block the artery and cause a heart attack.


J. Kyle Mathews, MD

Plano OB Gyn Associates

Plano Urogynecology Associates

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Dr. J. Kyle Mathews is an expert in the field of Urogynecology, minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgery, and reconstructive gynecologic surgery. Dr. Mathews is board certified and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as the American College of Surgeons. With over two decades of experience, Dr. Mathews is one of the most experienced surgeons in north Texas.

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