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Coronary Stents

A stent is a small metal coil or mesh tube that is placed in a narrowed artery to hold it open, which helps improve blood flow to your heart. The stent also helps reduce the rate of restenosis (renarrowing) of the artery. Some stents slowly release medication over a period of time. This reduces the amount of scar tissue that forms inside the artery, helping to prevent restenosis.

Monitors let the doctor follow the catheter's progress during the procedure.
Blood flow improved
Stent expanded

During the Procedure

After the Procedure

When to Call Your Doctor

Call your doctor right away if you have any of the following:


Publication Source: Food and Drug Administration
Publication Source: American College of Radiology, Radiological Society of North America
Publication Source: Society for Vascular Surgery
Online Source: Food and Drug Administration
Online Source: American College of Radiology, Radiological Society of North America
Online Source: Society for Vascular Surgery
Date Last Reviewed: 2007-01-15T00:00:00-07:00
Date Last Modified: 2005-12-04T00:00:00-07:00

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