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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.
Stents or bypass surgery can improve outcomes in patients with stable ischemic heart disease

Stents or bypass surgery can improve outcomes in patients with stable ischemic heart disease

ESC Acute CardioVascular Care 2021 highlights urgent cardiac care during COVID-19 pandemic

ESC Acute CardioVascular Care 2021 highlights urgent cardiac care during COVID-19 pandemic

Cell-selective nanotherapy can help treat atherosclerotic plaques

Cell-selective nanotherapy can help treat atherosclerotic plaques

Cancer patients less likely to receive life-saving therapy when suffering a heart attack

Cancer patients less likely to receive life-saving therapy when suffering a heart attack

Study: Remote supervision could expand access to neurointerventional technologies

Study: Remote supervision could expand access to neurointerventional technologies

Novel 3D-printed esophageal stents could revolutionize the delivery of cancer treatment

Novel 3D-printed esophageal stents could revolutionize the delivery of cancer treatment

Novel biodegradable magnesium-alloy tracheal stents for children with airway obstruction

Novel biodegradable magnesium-alloy tracheal stents for children with airway obstruction

FDA authorizes first device to treat patients with walled-off pancreatic necrosis

FDA authorizes first device to treat patients with walled-off pancreatic necrosis

Researchers discover why older adults are more susceptible to heart disease

Researchers discover why older adults are more susceptible to heart disease

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