Stent

Alternative Names

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

Definition of Stent

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.

Review

David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 5/23/2010

Coronary artery stent
Coronary artery balloon angioplasty - series

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