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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.
Research investigates how drug-eluting stent affects arterial tissue permeability and blood flow

Research investigates how drug-eluting stent affects arterial tissue permeability and blood flow

Unmarried heart disease patients living in rural areas may experience higher rates of hopelessness

Unmarried heart disease patients living in rural areas may experience higher rates of hopelessness

Influenza vaccination should become a part of standard hospital care after myocardial infarction

Influenza vaccination should become a part of standard hospital care after myocardial infarction

Improving lifestyle and medication use could add healthy years of life after a heart attack

Improving lifestyle and medication use could add healthy years of life after a heart attack

Study offers new insights on coronary microvascular dysfunction

Study offers new insights on coronary microvascular dysfunction

Novel tool to treat heart disease named finalist in WA Innovator of the Year 2021 Awards

Novel tool to treat heart disease named finalist in WA Innovator of the Year 2021 Awards

LondonOC develops new, non-invasive technique to apply Xen stent into the eye

LondonOC develops new, non-invasive technique to apply Xen stent into the eye

Phase 1/2 trial results for Nanocovax, protein subunit SARS-CoV-2 vaccine from Vietnam

Phase 1/2 trial results for Nanocovax, protein subunit SARS-CoV-2 vaccine from Vietnam

An overview on fitness to drive for patients with cardiovascular diseases

An overview on fitness to drive for patients with cardiovascular diseases

New technology can help improve various materials implanted into the human body

New technology can help improve various materials implanted into the human body

Stents inspired by kirigami could deliver drugs to tubular organs

Stents inspired by kirigami could deliver drugs to tubular organs

Kirigami-inspired stent to improve drug delivery for diseases that affect tubular organs

Kirigami-inspired stent to improve drug delivery for diseases that affect tubular organs

Efforts to prevent smoking, obesity could delay the need for angioplasty and stenting

Efforts to prevent smoking, obesity could delay the need for angioplasty and stenting

Revolutionary material senses and powers itself, may lead to new generation of living structures

Revolutionary material senses and powers itself, may lead to new generation of living structures

New device detects signs of sudden cardiac death

New device detects signs of sudden cardiac death

Stair-climbing routines provide cardiovascular and muscular benefits to heart patients

Stair-climbing routines provide cardiovascular and muscular benefits to heart patients

STEMI patients with multi-vessel disease have no benefit from FFR-guided PCI

STEMI patients with multi-vessel disease have no benefit from FFR-guided PCI

Low-profile thoracic aortic endograft minimizes complications, increases patient pool

Low-profile thoracic aortic endograft minimizes complications, increases patient pool

Novel technology can be effective non-surgical treatment option for congenital heart disease patients

Novel technology can be effective non-surgical treatment option for congenital heart disease patients

Analysis reveals benefits of using longer covered stent in patients with rare congenital heart disease

Analysis reveals benefits of using longer covered stent in patients with rare congenital heart disease