CORONARY STENT

What is a Coronary Stent?

 

A coronary stent is a tube-shaped device placed in the coronary arteries that supply blood to the heart, to keep the arteries open in the treatment of coronary heart disease. It is used in a procedure called percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)A balloon angioplasty usually precedes the stent to help open up the artery.

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