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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.
An unexplained injury discovered after eye surgery. What should happen next?

An unexplained injury discovered after eye surgery. What should happen next?

Restoring blood flow to the legs reduces pain, improves quality of life for people with peripheral artery disease

Restoring blood flow to the legs reduces pain, improves quality of life for people with peripheral artery disease

Bypass surgery linked to fewer amputations in people with severe peripheral artery disease

Bypass surgery linked to fewer amputations in people with severe peripheral artery disease

Open bypass surgery results in better outcomes for specific patients with severe form of peripheral artery disease

Open bypass surgery results in better outcomes for specific patients with severe form of peripheral artery disease

An optimal approach to treat femoropopliteal lesions

An optimal approach to treat femoropopliteal lesions

New approach provides better understanding of atherosclerosis in the leg arteries

New approach provides better understanding of atherosclerosis in the leg arteries

Reducing aspirin use in patients treated with common blood thinner prevents bleeding complications

Reducing aspirin use in patients treated with common blood thinner prevents bleeding complications

Novel subset of immune cells confers fast-acting and lasting protection against ischemic stroke

Novel subset of immune cells confers fast-acting and lasting protection against ischemic stroke

AI method automatically detects plaque erosion in the heart's arteries based on OCT images

AI method automatically detects plaque erosion in the heart's arteries based on OCT images

New diagnostic procedure could help start optimal stroke treatment in a timely manner

New diagnostic procedure could help start optimal stroke treatment in a timely manner

Study reveals COVID-19's collateral damage on global cardiovascular services

Study reveals COVID-19's collateral damage on global cardiovascular services

Clopidogrel monotherapy linked with reduced risk of net adverse clinical events, study finds

Clopidogrel monotherapy linked with reduced risk of net adverse clinical events, study finds

Disrupt PAD III Trial reveals consistent safety and effectiveness of intravascular lithotripsy

Disrupt PAD III Trial reveals consistent safety and effectiveness of intravascular lithotripsy

Children's Colorado first in the world to implant the newly FDA-approved G-Armor Stent

Children's Colorado first in the world to implant the newly FDA-approved G-Armor Stent

New implantable device enables wireless real-time monitoring of hemodynamics

New implantable device enables wireless real-time monitoring of hemodynamics

WEB device found to be safe and effective in treating sidewall brain aneurysms

WEB device found to be safe and effective in treating sidewall brain aneurysms

Smoking cessation could help heart disease patients gain five years of healthy life

Smoking cessation could help heart disease patients gain five years of healthy life

Insomnia common in heart disease patients and linked with subsequent cardiovascular events

Insomnia common in heart disease patients and linked with subsequent cardiovascular events

Addition of alirocumab to high-intensity statin treatment reduces key measures of plaque vulnerability

Addition of alirocumab to high-intensity statin treatment reduces key measures of plaque vulnerability

Implant placed alongside a blood vessel could replace bulkier devices that stimulate nerves

Implant placed alongside a blood vessel could replace bulkier devices that stimulate nerves