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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.
Alternative method to produce heparin

Alternative method to produce heparin

Patients checking into a top rated hospital have a 27 percent lower chance of mortality

Patients checking into a top rated hospital have a 27 percent lower chance of mortality

Baby Grace goes home after having heart surgery as a fetus

Baby Grace goes home after having heart surgery as a fetus

Rush University Medical Center to use new stent specifically designed for use in the brain to reduce the threat of stroke

Rush University Medical Center to use new stent specifically designed for use in the brain to reduce the threat of stroke

New procedure offers hope to patients at high risk for recurrent stroke

New procedure offers hope to patients at high risk for recurrent stroke

Making angioplasty safer

Making angioplasty safer

Stenting of the carotid artery significantly improves cognitive speed

Stenting of the carotid artery significantly improves cognitive speed

African-Americans fare better in the short term following coronary interventions

African-Americans fare better in the short term following coronary interventions

Two competing drug-eluting stents work equally well

Two competing drug-eluting stents work equally well

Drug-eluting stents significantly cut the rates of heart attack and repeat procedures

Drug-eluting stents significantly cut the rates of heart attack and repeat procedures

New approach to treating brain aneurysm combining the use of intracranial stents and coil embolization

New approach to treating brain aneurysm combining the use of intracranial stents and coil embolization

Endovascular stent grafting successful in patients with abdominal and thoracic aneurysms

Endovascular stent grafting successful in patients with abdominal and thoracic aneurysms

Percutaneous aortic valve replacement - evolutionary and promising interventional cardiology procedure

Percutaneous aortic valve replacement - evolutionary and promising interventional cardiology procedure

Use of the antiplatelet drug clopidogrel before a coronary angioplasty reduces risk of cardiovascular death

Use of the antiplatelet drug clopidogrel before a coronary angioplasty reduces risk of cardiovascular death

Medication before angiograph significantly reduces risk of heart attack

Medication before angiograph significantly reduces risk of heart attack

Complications from angioplasty much lower among patients whose doctors perform a large number of those procedures each year

Complications from angioplasty much lower among patients whose doctors perform a large number of those procedures each year

Cordis release new stent featuring the latest advancement in balloon-expandable stent technology

Cordis release new stent featuring the latest advancement in balloon-expandable stent technology

Cordis patents infringed by Boston Scientific Stents

Cordis patents infringed by Boston Scientific Stents

New study shows that bypass surgery is more successful than stents in heart surgery

New study shows that bypass surgery is more successful than stents in heart surgery

Russian team tests new polymeric coating for vascular stents

Russian team tests new polymeric coating for vascular stents

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