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