Dissolving stents for the treatment of coronary artery disease is now available at Via Christy Hospital St. Francis Abbott’s Absorb was approved for commercial use in July 2016 by the U.S. Food and Drug Admission. The stent opens the blocked arteries as it expands the artery allowing for better blood flow. The dissolving stent are made of naturally dissolving material and will gradually disappears over approximately three years, while the now used metallic stents are permanent. The dissolving stents will provide more options for future interventions. More information can be found at www.viachristi.org/absorb.