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How is a heart stent implanted? Do they go in through your leg?
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Dr. Liviu Klein
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Stent
Coronary stent placement is done percutaneously (i.
e. Through a small puncture in the groin or wrist) via an artery, and deploys a small tube/ mesh (the stent) in the blood vessels of the heart, in order to open up a blockage and keep that area open. It stays in your body indefinitely. Some stents are uncoated (bare metal), some are coated with medications in order to prevent further blockage.

In brief: Stent
Coronary stent placement is done percutaneously (i.
e. Through a small puncture in the groin or wrist) via an artery, and deploys a small tube/ mesh (the stent) in the blood vessels of the heart, in order to open up a blockage and keep that area open. It stays in your body indefinitely. Some stents are uncoated (bare metal), some are coated with medications in order to prevent further blockage.
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