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Coronary Intravascular Stent Placement

Medically reviewed by Last updated on May 6, 2024.

What do I need to know about coronary intravascular stent placement?

Coronary intravascular stent placement is a procedure to place a stent in a blocked or narrowed artery of your heart. A stent is a small mesh tube made of metal that helps keep your artery open. The procedure may be done during or after angioplasty. The stent remains in your artery for life. You may need more than one stent.

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