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Whats a peripheral intravascular stent placement?

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Dr. Irv Loh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Dilation of blockage

Using a vascular catheter, not an open surgical procedure, a balloon is used to dilate a blocked artery.
This may be followed by placing a stent, a metal alloy support scaffold, can be placed to hold the vessel open. Aggressive medications will be needed to control the risk factors that contributed to the blockage.

In brief: Dilation of blockage

Using a vascular catheter, not an open surgical procedure, a balloon is used to dilate a blocked artery.
This may be followed by placing a stent, a metal alloy support scaffold, can be placed to hold the vessel open. Aggressive medications will be needed to control the risk factors that contributed to the blockage.
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