Stent Placement


 

The advent of coronary stents has greatly reduced the rate of recurrent blockage at the site of previous angioplasty. A stent is a thin stainless steel mesh that is mounted on the angioplasty balloon and imbedded into the wall of the artery at the time of angioplasty. Prior to the advent of stents the rate of recurrent blockage at the site of angioplasty was 40%. After the discovery and routine use of stents the rate of recurrent blockage has been reduced to 15%. The most recent stents, called drug-eluting stents are specially coated with medications, that prevent blood clots from forming in the coronary artery and further reduce the rate of recurrent blockage at the site of stent placement to about 5%.

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Gulf Coast Cardiology Group PLLC
3921 N Twin City Hwy
Port Arthur, TX 77642
Phone: 409-210-7153
Fax: 409-963-1899
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