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What is the purpose of a heart stent and how is it administered.?

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Dr. Timothy Wu
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: To open blockages

Most commonly "heart stents" are placed in the coronary arteries, the main blood vessels that feed the heart, because there are blockages which impair the efficient flow of blood to the heart muscle.
These are delivered through tiny plastic tubes, called catheters, placed through a small needle puncture in the groin or in the arm. This is done under x-ray guidance.

In brief: To open blockages

Most commonly "heart stents" are placed in the coronary arteries, the main blood vessels that feed the heart, because there are blockages which impair the efficient flow of blood to the heart muscle.
These are delivered through tiny plastic tubes, called catheters, placed through a small needle puncture in the groin or in the arm. This is done under x-ray guidance.
Dr. Timothy Wu
Dr. Timothy Wu
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Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Open narrow coronary

Stents provide a scaffold to open a narrowed coronary artery.
It is delivered typically via femoral artery or sometimes via radial or brachial artery.

In brief: Open narrow coronary

Stents provide a scaffold to open a narrowed coronary artery.
It is delivered typically via femoral artery or sometimes via radial or brachial artery.
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
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