Stent

In the technical vocabulary of medicine, a stent is a mesh 'tube' inserted into a natural passage/conduit in the body to prevent, or counteract, a disease-induced, localized flow constriction. The term may also refer to a tube used to temporarily hold such a natural conduit open to allow access for surgery.

Read more about Stent:  Etymology, Stent Types, Overuse

Other articles related to "stent, stents":

Cypher Stent
... Cypher is a brand of drug-eluting coronary stent from Cordis Corporation, a Johnson Johnson company ... During a balloon angioplasty, the stent is inserted into the artery to provide a "scaffold" to open the artery ... and poor sales, Johnson Johnson have announced that it will stop selling Cypher stents by the end of 2011 ...
Stent - Overuse
... Medical societies recommend that surgeons not perform stenting in the usual surgery of otherwise healthy individuals during percutaneous coronary intervention. ...
Biosensors International
... BioMatrix is a drug-eluting stent that utilizes proprietary technologies of Biosensors a biodegradable Poly-Lactic Acid (PLA) polymer (PLA), which degrades ... has obtained CE Mark for this drug-eluting stent product in January 2008 ... joint-venture with Hong Kong listed Shandong Weigao to market and distribute coronary stents in China ...
Bare-metal Stent
... Bare-metal stent is a vascular stent without a coating (as used in drug-eluting stents) ... The first stents licenced for use in cardiac arteries were bare metal - often 316L stainless steel ... More recent ('2nd generation') stents use cobalt chromium alloy ...