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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.
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

Adherence to medical therapy linked to better outcomes for patients who had heart procedures

Adherence to medical therapy linked to better outcomes for patients who had heart procedures

Scientists use 3-D printing to develop customized biodegradable stents

Scientists use 3-D printing to develop customized biodegradable stents

UCLA-led study shows treatment can provide benefits up to 7.3 hours after onset of stroke

UCLA-led study shows treatment can provide benefits up to 7.3 hours after onset of stroke

New software that simulates interventions could spare young heart patients from surgery

New software that simulates interventions could spare young heart patients from surgery

MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute offers bioresorbable stent for patients with clogged arteries

MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute offers bioresorbable stent for patients with clogged arteries

New generation drug eluting stents show lower efficacy than contemporary BMS, study shows

New generation drug eluting stents show lower efficacy than contemporary BMS, study shows

New study suggests major change in treatment of significant number of ACS patients

New study suggests major change in treatment of significant number of ACS patients

BBK II trial compares two commonly used stenting techniques for coronary bifurcation

BBK II trial compares two commonly used stenting techniques for coronary bifurcation

Platelet function testing in elderly patients after heart attack shows no improved outcomes

Platelet function testing in elderly patients after heart attack shows no improved outcomes

Invasive imaging technique can help achieve better outcomes in patients undergoing PCI

Invasive imaging technique can help achieve better outcomes in patients undergoing PCI

Study shows non-inferiority of short-term dual antiplatelet therapy in patients with DES placement

Study shows non-inferiority of short-term dual antiplatelet therapy in patients with DES placement

Anesthetic administered with nasal spray effective in preventing pain during dental treatment

Anesthetic administered with nasal spray effective in preventing pain during dental treatment

Philips to showcase advanced cardiology solutions at ESC Congress 2016

Philips to showcase advanced cardiology solutions at ESC Congress 2016

Drinking green tea could prevent abdominal aortic aneurysm

Drinking green tea could prevent abdominal aortic aneurysm

Sutter Health among the first to offer Absorb dissolving stent for patients with coronary artery disease

Sutter Health among the first to offer Absorb dissolving stent for patients with coronary artery disease