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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.
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

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