Term: Stent Insertion
Last Updated: 2011-10-24
A procedure, technically called "stenting", in which an artificial "tube" is inserted into an artery, blood vessel, or other duct to keep it open during treatment to improve flow. For example, during angioplasty, a cardiac stent (a small lattice-shaped metal tube) may be inserted into a previously narrowed artery, which has been expanded by a balloon, to increase blood flow.
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