What to Expect When Getting a Stent
Having a stent placed is a minimally invasive procedure, meaning it is not a major surgery. Stents for coronary arteries and carotid arteries are placed in similar ways. A stent graft is placed to treat an aneurysm in a procedure called aortic aneurysm repair. Airway stents are placed in a procedure that helps open airways in the lung. For most stents, you will be given medicine to make you sleep during the procedure. The stent procedure may be planned ahead of time or it may be performed in an emergency situation.
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- SourceUrl: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/subscribe/3801
- Syndication ID: 18690
- Language: English
- Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
- Date Syndication Captured: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 04:25 PM
- Date Syndication Updated: Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 01:02 AM
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