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Coronary Stent


Picture of a 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.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerJohn M. Miller, MD - Electrophysiology
Last RevisedApril 4, 2011

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