Stents - Who Needs It?

Your doctor may recommend a stent to provide support inside an artery that has become narrowed by plaque buildup from atherosclerosis, or for lung airways that have narrowed due to other medical conditions. Your doctor will discuss the risks and benefits of the procedure with you. Sometimes, a stenting procedure is not recommended or another procedure is recommended instead. Learn more about the use of stents in the following conditions.

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  • Syndication ID: 18688
  • Language: English
  • Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
  • Date Syndication Captured: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 04:25 PM
  • Date Syndication Updated: Tuesday, June 18, 2024 at 01:31 AM


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