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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.
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

Women receive fewer life-saving heart procedures than men

Women receive fewer life-saving heart procedures than men

AAN issues practice advisory for preventing second stroke in people with intracranial atherosclerosis

AAN issues practice advisory for preventing second stroke in people with intracranial atherosclerosis

Children's Hospital Los Angeles becomes first in the world to implant cardiac stent in babies

Children's Hospital Los Angeles becomes first in the world to implant cardiac stent in babies

ESC Acute CardioVascular Care 2022 to focus on management of cardiac emergencies

ESC Acute CardioVascular Care 2022 to focus on management of cardiac emergencies

Drug-coated balloon catheters help battle myocardial infarction

Drug-coated balloon catheters help battle myocardial infarction

World-renowned expert to lead pediatric cardiology division at Washington University School of Medicine

World-renowned expert to lead pediatric cardiology division at Washington University School of Medicine

Functionality testing in the pharmaceutical and medical sectors

Functionality testing in the pharmaceutical and medical sectors

FB-EVAR is safe and effective for treatment of aortic aneurysms, study shows

FB-EVAR is safe and effective for treatment of aortic aneurysms, study shows

Research investigates how drug-eluting stent affects arterial tissue permeability and blood flow

Research investigates how drug-eluting stent affects arterial tissue permeability and blood flow

Unmarried heart disease patients living in rural areas may experience higher rates of hopelessness

Unmarried heart disease patients living in rural areas may experience higher rates of hopelessness

Influenza vaccination should become a part of standard hospital care after myocardial infarction

Influenza vaccination should become a part of standard hospital care after myocardial infarction