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Q: WHAT DOES A STINT LOOK LIKE ?

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Neil MD, Health Pro
7/23/08 7:11pm

Hello Arthur S,

 

A stent is a tiny cylindrical tube implanted in your coronary vessels (the arteries that supply your heart with blood) to improve the blood supply to your heart.  Here is a link to a good picture of a stent that should give you perspective on its size.

 

There are actually many different kinds of stents, differing in size and application, that doctors use in medical practice.  Stenting is a term that, at its most general, means to keep open or reopen a hollow tube in the body.  Any hollow tube, from your esophagus to your colon (with your aorta in the middle), can be stented!

 

To your health,

Neil MD

 

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James Axe, Community Member
7/24/08 6:10pm

Do you mean Stent,if you do it looks like a Very small round wire mesh

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By ARTHUR STEWART, Community Member— Last Modified: 04/06/14, First Published: 07/23/08