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Coronary Stent

Coronary Stent

Coronary stent

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.

Current as ofJuly 22, 2018

Author: Healthwise Staff

Rakesh K. Pai, MD - Cardiology, Electrophysiology

Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine

Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine

Stephen Fort, MD, MRCP, FRCPC - Interventional Cardiology