A stent is a small, expandable tube. During a procedure called
angioplasty, the stent is inserted into a coronary artery and expanded using a
small balloon. A stent is used to open a narrowed or clotted artery.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerRakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology Specialist Medical ReviewerStephen Fort, MD, MRCP, FRCPC - Interventional Cardiology