Heart Stent Side Effects

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Definition

A stent is a tiny tube placed into an artery, blood vessel, or other duct (such as one that carries urine) to hold the structure open.


Alternative Names

Drug-eluting stents; Urinary or ureteral stents; Coronary stents


Description

When a stent is placed into the body, the procedure is called stenting. There are different kinds of stents. Most are made of a metal or plastic mesh-like material. However, stent grafts are made of fabric. They are used in larger arteries.

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