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A stent is a small mesh tube that’s used to treat narrowed or weakened arteries in the body.

You may have a stent placed in an artery as part of a procedure called angioplasty (AN-jee-oh-plas-tee). Angioplasty can restore blood flow through narrowed or blocked arteries. Stents help prevent arteries from becoming narrowed or blocked again in the months or years after treatment with angioplasty. You may also have a stent placed in a weakened artery to improve blood flow and to help prevent the artery from bursting.

Stents are usually made of metal mesh, but sometimes they’re made of fabric. Fabric stents, also called stent grafts, are used in larger arteries. Some stents are coated with medicines that are slowly and continuously released into the artery. These medicines help prevent the artery from becoming blocked again.
New study confirms benefits of Medtronic’s Solitaire stent retriever for stroke patients in real-world setting

New study confirms benefits of Medtronic’s Solitaire stent retriever for stroke patients in real-world setting

New study shows ways to improve patient care and reduce costs linked to coronary angioplasty

New study shows ways to improve patient care and reduce costs linked to coronary angioplasty

Transradial, same-day PCIs could save $300 million each year, research shows

Transradial, same-day PCIs could save $300 million each year, research shows

New laser-based camera could provide better view of carotid artery

New laser-based camera could provide better view of carotid artery

New app helps heart patients with drug-eluting stents adhere to medications, study finds

New app helps heart patients with drug-eluting stents adhere to medications, study finds

NTNU researchers testing use of new removable stent in the lungs

NTNU researchers testing use of new removable stent in the lungs

Genetic testing at UMMC helps doctors identify effective medication for heart stent patients

Genetic testing at UMMC helps doctors identify effective medication for heart stent patients

Researchers uncover reason for stent failure in diabetic patients with clogged arteries

Researchers uncover reason for stent failure in diabetic patients with clogged arteries

Blood flow modeling through stents ignites passion for biomedical engineering

Blood flow modeling through stents ignites passion for biomedical engineering

Innovation in stroke aftercare across Europe: an interview with Professor Urs Fischer

Innovation in stroke aftercare across Europe: an interview with Professor Urs Fischer

Thousands of patients could benefit from highly effective stroke treatment, research shows

Thousands of patients could benefit from highly effective stroke treatment, research shows

Allergan gets FDA approval for new XEN Glaucoma Treatment System

Allergan gets FDA approval for new XEN Glaucoma Treatment System

OrbusNeich launches new Dual Therapy Stent for active vessel healing

OrbusNeich launches new Dual Therapy Stent for active vessel healing

New treatment strategy effective in preventing bleeding in AF patients who underwent PCI, study shows

New treatment strategy effective in preventing bleeding in AF patients who underwent PCI, study shows

New guidelines recommend use of antiplatelet therapy and exercise program for treatment of PAD

New guidelines recommend use of antiplatelet therapy and exercise program for treatment of PAD

Study of new polymer-free DFS indicates non-inferior in-stent late lumen loss at nine-months

Study of new polymer-free DFS indicates non-inferior in-stent late lumen loss at nine-months

PLATINUM DIVERSITY study evaluates clinical outcomes after stent implantation in women, minorities

PLATINUM DIVERSITY study evaluates clinical outcomes after stent implantation in women, minorities

TCT 2016 features first report investigations on novel bioresorbable stents

TCT 2016 features first report investigations on novel bioresorbable stents

Stents can be as effective as surgery for many patients with left main coronary artery disease

Stents can be as effective as surgery for many patients with left main coronary artery disease

OCT offers safe and better guidance for patients undergoing PCI to treat coronary artery disease

OCT offers safe and better guidance for patients undergoing PCI to treat coronary artery disease