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  • Neil MD
    Health Pro
    July 23, 2008
    Neil MD
    Health Pro
    July 23, 2008

    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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