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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.
Expert consensus published on use of imaging for precise diagnosis of heart attack

Expert consensus published on use of imaging for precise diagnosis of heart attack

Scientists propose new way of delivering anti-thrombosis drugs to damaged blood vessels

Scientists propose new way of delivering anti-thrombosis drugs to damaged blood vessels

Study shows significant mortality benefit with CABG over percutaneous coronary intervention

Study shows significant mortality benefit with CABG over percutaneous coronary intervention

Tiny magnetic microrobots could help drug-delivery nanoparticles reach their targets

Tiny magnetic microrobots could help drug-delivery nanoparticles reach their targets

Opening blocked arteries may be lifesaver for older heart attack patients

Opening blocked arteries may be lifesaver for older heart attack patients

Duration of thrombectomies proves crucial in success of the procedure

Duration of thrombectomies proves crucial in success of the procedure

FDA approves Intact Vascular’s Tack Endovascular System

FDA approves Intact Vascular’s Tack Endovascular System

New Innovate UK funded project aims to develop biodegradable stents

New Innovate UK funded project aims to develop biodegradable stents

New algae-based treatment could reduce need for limb amputation

New algae-based treatment could reduce need for limb amputation

Study: Radial or femoral approaches for PCI are equal in terms of survival in heart attack patients

Study: Radial or femoral approaches for PCI are equal in terms of survival in heart attack patients

Study sheds light on the optimal timing of coronary angiography in NSTEMI patients

Study sheds light on the optimal timing of coronary angiography in NSTEMI patients

Radial and femoral approach for PCI achieve similar results in terms of survival

Radial and femoral approach for PCI achieve similar results in terms of survival

Study indicates the benefits of stopping aspirin in heart attack patients

Study indicates the benefits of stopping aspirin in heart attack patients

Access to real-time genotype data influences prescriber behavior after PCI

Access to real-time genotype data influences prescriber behavior after PCI

Study reveals increase in adverse outcomes for people taking aspirin and warfarin

Study reveals increase in adverse outcomes for people taking aspirin and warfarin

Heart attack symptoms must be kept in mind while travelling says study

Heart attack symptoms must be kept in mind while travelling says study

Women call ambulances for their men but not for themselves finds study

Women call ambulances for their men but not for themselves finds study

PENTAX Medical introduces new electrosurgical and argon plasma coagulation platforms

PENTAX Medical introduces new electrosurgical and argon plasma coagulation platforms

Therapeutic endoscopy has an expanding role in the treatment of IBD

Therapeutic endoscopy has an expanding role in the treatment of IBD

Balloon-guided catheter surgery provides better outcomes for stroke patients

Balloon-guided catheter surgery provides better outcomes for stroke patients