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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.
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

Intracranial stent appears to be safe and effective for reducing recurrent stroke risk

Intracranial stent appears to be safe and effective for reducing recurrent stroke risk

Mayo Clinic study evaluates trends in risk profiles, patient outcomes for coronary revascularization

Mayo Clinic study evaluates trends in risk profiles, patient outcomes for coronary revascularization

VR helps cardiologist detect patient's injury and repair a broken heart

VR helps cardiologist detect patient's injury and repair a broken heart

Study highlights trends in hospitalization, outcomes among veterans with critical limb ischemia

Study highlights trends in hospitalization, outcomes among veterans with critical limb ischemia

Guideline-directed treatment is as effective as invasive procedures in patients with stable CAD

Guideline-directed treatment is as effective as invasive procedures in patients with stable CAD

Spikes in blood pressure among young adults linked to higher risk of heart disease by middle age

Spikes in blood pressure among young adults linked to higher risk of heart disease by middle age

Team finds a way to removes GI device without using endoscopy

Team finds a way to removes GI device without using endoscopy

FDA clears patient-specific airway stents developed by Cleveland Clinic physician

FDA clears patient-specific airway stents developed by Cleveland Clinic physician

Reports of patients’ deaths linked to heart devices lurk below radar

Reports of patients’ deaths linked to heart devices lurk below radar

New treatment could make passing kidney stones faster and less painful

New treatment could make passing kidney stones faster and less painful

UM trial to evaluate new stent as a treatment option for aneurysms

UM trial to evaluate new stent as a treatment option for aneurysms

UTHealth expert successfully performs surgery on patient with heart problems

UTHealth expert successfully performs surgery on patient with heart problems

Treatment for coronary heart disease is just as good as stents or bypass

Treatment for coronary heart disease is just as good as stents or bypass

Heart pumps linked to complications in some patients who underwent stent procedures

Heart pumps linked to complications in some patients who underwent stent procedures

Researchers investigate whether aspirin can decrease rate of intracranial aneurysm growth

Researchers investigate whether aspirin can decrease rate of intracranial aneurysm growth

Women receive poorer heart attack treatment than men

Women receive poorer heart attack treatment than men