What Is The Need Of The Procedure?

In cardiology, a stent may be a tiny mesh tube made from artificial materials that acts as a sort of device to safely open an artery that has become blocked. The process increases the chances that your artery remains dilated or unblocked after this procedure.

What is it?

A flexible, medically approved and fine hollow tube attached with a little inflatable balloon at its tip is passed into an artery in either your arm or groin. After that it is directed to your heart with the use of X-ray screening. Once it reaches the narrowed or blocked section, the balloon is inflated to briefly open up the artery and restore natural blood flow. Then the specialist inserts the stent. Once the balloon is deflated and removed, the stent remains within the artery. You are most likely to require anti-thrombotic medicines after the procedure to stop blood clots.

Things To Be Aware About:

  • What are the risks related to the procedure?
  • Will you even have to remain in hospital?
  • Will you have a local or general anaesthetic?
  • Will you require additional medicines after the procedure?