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Stenting

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Stenting is a catheter-assisted procedure to treat vascular disease. One of the top cardiac centers in the nation, the Florida Hospital Cardiovascular Institute has been involved in the research and development of key coronary artery occlusion devices, including stents. Our physicians were involved in the research and clinical trials of a variety of stents, from first generational bare metal to today’s drug eluting stents. Our physicians are committed to offering the least-invasive procedures available, whenever possible.

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Stenting is a minimally invasive procedure that is used to help keep arteries from narrowing after they have been opened during a balloon angioplasty. The procedure is used to treat carotid artery disease, renal vascular disease, myocardial infarction (heart attack) and other vascular conditions.

Stents are tiny sections of wire mesh tube, flexible and expandable, that fit inside an artery and reinforce its walls. Some stents are treated with a time-released drug that prevents the artery from becoming blocked or closed again.

Prior to stenting, a catheter – a thin, flexible tube – is inserted into an artery in the groin and threaded through the body to reach the blockage. A very small balloon at the catheter tip is inflated and the artery is reopened. The stent is then inserted through the catheter and put in place inside the artery.

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