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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 highlights the role of genetic testing in evaluation of in-stent thrombosis

Study highlights the role of genetic testing in evaluation of in-stent thrombosis

Short, one-month dual anti-platelet treatment is safe and effective after stent placement

Short, one-month dual anti-platelet treatment is safe and effective after stent placement

Potent antiplatelet drug not superior to standard of care in reducing heart attack risk during angioplasty

Potent antiplatelet drug not superior to standard of care in reducing heart attack risk during angioplasty

Biodegradable 3D-printed esophageal stents for treating radiation esophagitis

Biodegradable 3D-printed esophageal stents for treating radiation esophagitis

Serious health inequities exist for racial and ethnic minorities with heart problems

Serious health inequities exist for racial and ethnic minorities with heart problems

Study finds sex differences among young individuals who suffer a heart attack

Study finds sex differences among young individuals who suffer a heart attack

New device for monitoring coronary artery disease in real-time

New device for monitoring coronary artery disease in real-time

Telemonitoring may reduce heart attack, stroke rate by 50% for people with high blood pressure

Telemonitoring may reduce heart attack, stroke rate by 50% for people with high blood pressure

Study shows best antiplatelet treatment after transcatheter aortic valve implantation

Study shows best antiplatelet treatment after transcatheter aortic valve implantation

Personalized genetic testing helps reduce adverse events following balloon angioplasty

Personalized genetic testing helps reduce adverse events following balloon angioplasty

Clot perviousness associated with first-attempt success in patients treated with aspiration thrombectomy

Clot perviousness associated with first-attempt success in patients treated with aspiration thrombectomy

Three commercially available drugs may cause unexpected effects in humans, shows study

Three commercially available drugs may cause unexpected effects in humans, shows study

Peptide-derived nanoparticle drug shows promise for treating heart attack

Peptide-derived nanoparticle drug shows promise for treating heart attack

Researchers discover key protein that can reduce damage caused by heart attack

Researchers discover key protein that can reduce damage caused by heart attack

Number of heart attack patients has dropped over 50% during COVID-19 outbreak

Number of heart attack patients has dropped over 50% during COVID-19 outbreak

NIH funding supports research on first therapeutic drug to regenerate heart tissue

NIH funding supports research on first therapeutic drug to regenerate heart tissue

Dual-pathway approach can lead to better outcomes in patients with heart stents

Dual-pathway approach can lead to better outcomes in patients with heart stents

Ten-year follow-up study shows safety and efficacy of TPV device

Ten-year follow-up study shows safety and efficacy of TPV device

Precision medicine can determine the best drug treatment for severe heart disease

Precision medicine can determine the best drug treatment for severe heart disease

Interactive VR blood flow simulation tool to improve cardiovascular care

Interactive VR blood flow simulation tool to improve cardiovascular care