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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.
Landmark case challenges safety of Atkins diet

Landmark case challenges safety of Atkins diet

First hearing in the landmark lawsuit against Atkins Nutritionals

First hearing in the landmark lawsuit against Atkins Nutritionals

Breakthrough discovery in treating narrowed arteries

Breakthrough discovery in treating narrowed arteries

Rosiglitazone helps boost the effectiveness of a treatment for opening clogged arteries

Rosiglitazone helps boost the effectiveness of a treatment for opening clogged arteries

Early reports of thrombosis after insertion of drug-eluting stent

Early reports of thrombosis after insertion of drug-eluting stent

Study raises important questions about the use of drugs that promote or prevent angiogenesis

Study raises important questions about the use of drugs that promote or prevent angiogenesis

FDA approval for small vessel cobalt chromium coronary stent

FDA approval for small vessel cobalt chromium coronary stent

Moderate alcohol consumption cuts rate of further narrowing after heart surgery

Moderate alcohol consumption cuts rate of further narrowing after heart surgery

FDA approves stent that treats blockages in the main blood vessel leading to the brain

FDA approves stent that treats blockages in the main blood vessel leading to the brain

Less invasive procedure to repair aortic aneurysm could reduce death by two-thirds

Less invasive procedure to repair aortic aneurysm could reduce death by two-thirds

Drug-eluting stents (DES), increasingly used in coronary angioplasty, have benefits over bare-metal stents

Drug-eluting stents (DES), increasingly used in coronary angioplasty, have benefits over bare-metal stents

FDA has granted orphan drug designation to Myogen's ambrisentan, for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension

FDA has granted orphan drug designation to Myogen's ambrisentan, for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension

Radial artery appears to be a safe alternative to femoral artery for catheter procedures

Radial artery appears to be a safe alternative to femoral artery for catheter procedures

Anticoagulant therapy with enoxaparin is an effective alternative to heparin therapy for patients with acute coronary syndromes

Anticoagulant therapy with enoxaparin is an effective alternative to heparin therapy for patients with acute coronary syndromes

Method of producing exact models of skull defects which enable technicians to create exactly matching titanium plates

Method of producing exact models of skull defects which enable technicians to create exactly matching titanium plates

Repeating balloon angioplasty and/or stenting procedures in elderly patients add more than $700 million a year to Medicare expenses

Repeating balloon angioplasty and/or stenting procedures in elderly patients add more than $700 million a year to Medicare expenses

Stents designed with thinner and fewer linkages may be the basis of a new generation of stents

Stents designed with thinner and fewer linkages may be the basis of a new generation of stents

Results from study of Rituxan in rheumatoid arthritis show promise

Results from study of Rituxan in rheumatoid arthritis show promise

Stent methodologies for treating occluded arteries

Stent methodologies for treating occluded arteries

Atkins high-fat-low-carbohydrate diet may have caused severe heart disease

Atkins high-fat-low-carbohydrate diet may have caused severe heart disease

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