Stent Placement is a treatment for narrowed or blocked arteries and veins in patients with coronary artery disease (heart attack, angina), peripheral artery disease, and carotid artery disease.
Stents can be placed in the coronary arteries (of the heart), carotid arteries (of the neck), and other peripheral arteries (legs and arms).
The doctor positions the balloon catheter with stent. Then she expands the balloon. Finally the doctor deflates the balloon and withdraws the catheter. The stent remains behind to hold open the artery and help maintain good blood flow.
Learn what happens (and what you need to do) before, during, and after this procedure:
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