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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.
Research: Patients with obesity have higher risk of infection after heart bypass surgery

Research: Patients with obesity have higher risk of infection after heart bypass surgery

Study shows benefit of thrombectomy in clot removal beyond six-hour time window for stroke

Study shows benefit of thrombectomy in clot removal beyond six-hour time window for stroke

Aspirin may provide little or no benefit for certain patients with narrowed, hardened arteries

Aspirin may provide little or no benefit for certain patients with narrowed, hardened arteries

EuroPCR 2017 brings together interventional cardiologists to celebrate success and develop innovations

EuroPCR 2017 brings together interventional cardiologists to celebrate success and develop innovations

DAWN trial: Mechanical thrombectomy plus medication significantly decreases post-stroke disability

DAWN trial: Mechanical thrombectomy plus medication significantly decreases post-stroke disability

New study reveals impact of race, gender and socioeconomic status on PCI outcomes

New study reveals impact of race, gender and socioeconomic status on PCI outcomes

FDA approves use of new Flourish device to treat infants born with esophageal atresia

FDA approves use of new Flourish device to treat infants born with esophageal atresia

Survey: One in three American adults could have experienced sign of warning stroke

Survey: One in three American adults could have experienced sign of warning stroke

Coronary angioplasty, 40 years on and millions of lives saved

Coronary angioplasty, 40 years on and millions of lives saved

Study offers new hope for early attack against Alzheimer's

Study offers new hope for early attack against Alzheimer's

Expert encourages cardiologists to continue using conventional drug-eluting stents

Expert encourages cardiologists to continue using conventional drug-eluting stents

New stenting tool found to be less painful and cheaper than current methods

New stenting tool found to be less painful and cheaper than current methods

Simple fix could eliminate unnecessary coronary stenting procedures

Simple fix could eliminate unnecessary coronary stenting procedures

Medications, PCI equally beneficial for treating complete blockage in heart's arteries

Medications, PCI equally beneficial for treating complete blockage in heart's arteries

Treating clogged arteries after heart attack improves outcomes, helps avoid subsequent procedures

Treating clogged arteries after heart attack improves outcomes, helps avoid subsequent procedures

New iFR technique for assessing clogged arteries reduces discomfort and adverse events

New iFR technique for assessing clogged arteries reduces discomfort and adverse events

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