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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.
Stents coated in polytetrafluoroethylene help keep blood vessels open for cirrhosis patients

Stents coated in polytetrafluoroethylene help keep blood vessels open for cirrhosis patients

New trend in treating heart disease in diabetics - angioplasty using the Cypher Sirolimus-eluting coronary stent

New trend in treating heart disease in diabetics - angioplasty using the Cypher Sirolimus-eluting coronary stent

Coronary artery stents that release medication appear more effective than traditional stents for patients with heart attack

Coronary artery stents that release medication appear more effective than traditional stents for patients with heart attack

Self-expanding metal tubes or stents are a safe and effective treatment for obstructive jaundice

Self-expanding metal tubes or stents are a safe and effective treatment for obstructive jaundice

Trial to evaluate modern stent technologies over balloon angioplasty for peripheral arterial disease

Trial to evaluate modern stent technologies over balloon angioplasty for peripheral arterial disease

Technology helps Stanford shed new light on coronary bypass surgery

Technology helps Stanford shed new light on coronary bypass surgery

Women with heart attacks benefit from stenting

Women with heart attacks benefit from stenting

Women with heart attacks benefit from stenting

Women with heart attacks benefit from stenting

Study shows connection of varicose veins to chronic pelvic pain

Study shows connection of varicose veins to chronic pelvic pain

Stent graft outperforms balloon angioplasty

Stent graft outperforms balloon angioplasty

First patient to test new treatment for peripheral arterial disease

First patient to test new treatment for peripheral arterial disease

Drug eluting stents as effective as vascular brachytherapy in preventing restenosis

Drug eluting stents as effective as vascular brachytherapy in preventing restenosis

Use of cilostazol, clopidogrel and aspirin results in a significant reduction of thrombotic complications in the prevention of heart attacks

Use of cilostazol, clopidogrel and aspirin results in a significant reduction of thrombotic complications in the prevention of heart attacks

Stent trial fails to meet endpoints

Stent trial fails to meet endpoints

Nonsurgical microspheres an option for liver cancer patients

Nonsurgical microspheres an option for liver cancer patients

Clinical trial of newest technology to treat thoracic aortic aneurysms

Clinical trial of newest technology to treat thoracic aortic aneurysms

Adenosine Therapeutics awarded grant to develop drug eluting stents to prevent restenosis

Adenosine Therapeutics awarded grant to develop drug eluting stents to prevent restenosis

System helps physicians prevent radiation-induced skin injuries to patients

System helps physicians prevent radiation-induced skin injuries to patients

Sirolimus drug-coated stent causes less inflammation than bare metal stents

Sirolimus drug-coated stent causes less inflammation than bare metal stents

Coronary stents have no impact on mortality over the long term

Coronary stents have no impact on mortality over the long term

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