A stent is a small, expandable tube. During a procedure called angioplasty, the stent is inserted into a coronary artery and expanded using a small balloon. A stent is used to open a narrowed or clotted artery.
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August 31, 2020
Author: Healthwise Staff Medical Review: Rakesh K. Pai MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology Anne C. Poinier MD - Internal Medicine Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine Stephen Fort MD, MRCP, FRCPC - Interventional Cardiology
Medical Review:Rakesh K. Pai MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology & Anne C. Poinier MD - Internal Medicine & Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Stephen Fort MD, MRCP, FRCPC - Interventional Cardiology