Posts Tagged ‘angioplasty’
Heart Stents: Are They Really Necessary?
A heart, or coronary, stent is a small mesh tube inserted into narrow or weak arteries. The stent supports the inner wall of the weakened artery, or props open the artery walls in danger of collapsing. Inserting a stent—in a procedure called percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) or angioplasty—is a common treatment used to prevent heart…Read More