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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 help prevent the artery from narrowing again.

Current as of: April 29, 2021

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review:

Rakesh K. Pai MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology

Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine

Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine

Stephen Fort MD, MRCP, FRCPC - Interventional Cardiology

Heather Quinn MD - Family Medicine