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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.
OCT-guided PCI does not reduce target vessel failure in complex patients, but improves safety

OCT-guided PCI does not reduce target vessel failure in complex patients, but improves safety

Study shows efficacy and safety of OCT-guided strategy for percutaneous coronary intervention

Study shows efficacy and safety of OCT-guided strategy for percutaneous coronary intervention

Intravascular imaging-guided PCI associated with lower rate of target lesion failure

Intravascular imaging-guided PCI associated with lower rate of target lesion failure

Dual-antiplatelet therapy should remain the standard strategy for PCI even in the drug-eluting stent era

Dual-antiplatelet therapy should remain the standard strategy for PCI even in the drug-eluting stent era

Newly published ESC Guidelines provide comprehensive overview of acute coronary syndromes

Newly published ESC Guidelines provide comprehensive overview of acute coronary syndromes

Aspirin adherence after heart attack linked to lower risk of recurrent heart attack, stroke, death

Aspirin adherence after heart attack linked to lower risk of recurrent heart attack, stroke, death

The current evidence and advances in mechanical thrombectomy for acute ischaemic stroke

The current evidence and advances in mechanical thrombectomy for acute ischaemic stroke

Stroke risk factor disparities between Black and non-Black adults may be resolved with intensive care

Stroke risk factor disparities between Black and non-Black adults may be resolved with intensive care

Study evaluates impact of stent retriever tip design on distal embolization during mechanical thrombectomy

Study evaluates impact of stent retriever tip design on distal embolization during mechanical thrombectomy

New ultra-flexible neural implant records single-neuron activity in deep-brain regions

New ultra-flexible neural implant records single-neuron activity in deep-brain regions

PCORI awards $208 million to fund 17 new comparative clinical effectiveness research studies

PCORI awards $208 million to fund 17 new comparative clinical effectiveness research studies

Mount Sinai's new cardiac catheterization lab brings life-saving care to western Queens

Mount Sinai's new cardiac catheterization lab brings life-saving care to western Queens

New ultra-high-resolution CT enables accurate diagnosis of coronary artery disease in high-risk patients

New ultra-high-resolution CT enables accurate diagnosis of coronary artery disease in high-risk patients

Heart Foundation urges men to adopt healthier habits to improve physical and mental wellbeing

Heart Foundation urges men to adopt healthier habits to improve physical and mental wellbeing

Study finds racial disparities in treatment, outcomes of peripheral artery disease among Black and white patients

Study finds racial disparities in treatment, outcomes of peripheral artery disease among Black and white patients

AI technology shows remarkable potential in analyzing coronary angiography

AI technology shows remarkable potential in analyzing coronary angiography

Heart Foundation-funded research aims to better treat life-threatening arrhythmias

Heart Foundation-funded research aims to better treat life-threatening arrhythmias

Drinking beetroot juice every day linked to reduced risk of repeat procedures and heart attacks in angina patients with stents

Drinking beetroot juice every day linked to reduced risk of repeat procedures and heart attacks in angina patients with stents

Cutting-edge virtual blood vessel technology could benefit patients with heart disease

Cutting-edge virtual blood vessel technology could benefit patients with heart disease

Study compares long-term outcomes of rotational atherectomy for specific indications versus on-label use

Study compares long-term outcomes of rotational atherectomy for specific indications versus on-label use

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