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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.
Study: Revascularization with PCI or CABG prolongs survival in patients with left main disease

Study: Revascularization with PCI or CABG prolongs survival in patients with left main disease

Additional heart artery stenting can help prevent future heart attacks

Additional heart artery stenting can help prevent future heart attacks

Polymer drug-eluting and polymer-free drug-coated stents safe and effective for patients with high bleeding risk

Polymer drug-eluting and polymer-free drug-coated stents safe and effective for patients with high bleeding risk

IDEAL LM study: Biodegradable polymer everolimus-eluting stent safe and effective for patients undergoing PCI

IDEAL LM study: Biodegradable polymer everolimus-eluting stent safe and effective for patients undergoing PCI

Ticagrelor monotherapy reduces bleeding while preserving ischemic benefit in high-risk PCI patients

Ticagrelor monotherapy reduces bleeding while preserving ischemic benefit in high-risk PCI patients

Shorter duration DAPT after PCI did not increase adverse events in high-bleeding risk patients, finds study

Shorter duration DAPT after PCI did not increase adverse events in high-bleeding risk patients, finds study

High-risk heart patients may not require long-term aspirin use after stent placement

High-risk heart patients may not require long-term aspirin use after stent placement

New imaging technology can fix aneurysms previously deemed inoperable

New imaging technology can fix aneurysms previously deemed inoperable

ACC Asia Conference 2019 brings experts to discuss latest cardiovascular science

ACC Asia Conference 2019 brings experts to discuss latest cardiovascular science

Edoxaban-based dual therapy noninferior to standard treatment in atrial fibrillation post-stenting

Edoxaban-based dual therapy noninferior to standard treatment in atrial fibrillation post-stenting

Study shows long-term benefit of preventative artery repair after serious heart attack

Study shows long-term benefit of preventative artery repair after serious heart attack

Microbes linked to heart attacks finds study

Microbes linked to heart attacks finds study

Study finds higher rates of heart attack treatment in polluted areas and during winter

Study finds higher rates of heart attack treatment in polluted areas and during winter

Researchers develop new method to produce stents with small dimensions

Researchers develop new method to produce stents with small dimensions

Half Marathon runner makes remarkable recovery after cardiac arrest

Half Marathon runner makes remarkable recovery after cardiac arrest

Transradial surgery appears effective for many neuroendovascular procedures

Transradial surgery appears effective for many neuroendovascular procedures

Empa researchers aim to fight unwanted biofilms

Empa researchers aim to fight unwanted biofilms

U-M partnership paves way for new method to treat acute aortic dissection

U-M partnership paves way for new method to treat acute aortic dissection

Rush University Medical Center offers new FDA-approved treatment for brain aneurysms

Rush University Medical Center offers new FDA-approved treatment for brain aneurysms

Cardiac arrest survivor meets four Good Samaritans who saved his life one year after recovery

Cardiac arrest survivor meets four Good Samaritans who saved his life one year after recovery