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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.
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

Apple Watch ECG app may detect coronary ischemia

Apple Watch ECG app may detect coronary ischemia

Ticagrelor therapy, without aspirin, can benefit patients with acute coronary syndrome

Ticagrelor therapy, without aspirin, can benefit patients with acute coronary syndrome

Clinical trial using genetic testing to guide antiplatelet therapy post-PCI falls short of stated goal

Clinical trial using genetic testing to guide antiplatelet therapy post-PCI falls short of stated goal

TWILIGHT trial: Brilinta reduces bleeding compared to dual therapy in high-risk coronary patients

TWILIGHT trial: Brilinta reduces bleeding compared to dual therapy in high-risk coronary patients

Taking ticagrelor alone better for patients with complex heart disease

Taking ticagrelor alone better for patients with complex heart disease

10-year follow-up study shows safety, efficacy of stenting compared with bypass surgery

10-year follow-up study shows safety, efficacy of stenting compared with bypass surgery

Treatment with ticagrelor alone reduces adverse events in patients with diabetes

Treatment with ticagrelor alone reduces adverse events in patients with diabetes

Trials find invasive surgery is no better than medication at reducing heart attack risk

Trials find invasive surgery is no better than medication at reducing heart attack risk

Study shows feasibility of using a robot to treat brain aneurysms

Study shows feasibility of using a robot to treat brain aneurysms

Antiplatelet medication used to treat leg pain may prevent re-blockage of carotid artery stents

Antiplatelet medication used to treat leg pain may prevent re-blockage of carotid artery stents

Heart valve that grows with the child lowers the need for risky multiple heart surgeries

Heart valve that grows with the child lowers the need for risky multiple heart surgeries