A stent is a small, expandable tube. During a procedure called
angioplasty, the stent is inserted into a coronary artery and expanded using a
small balloon. A stent is used to open a narrowed or clotted artery.
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E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
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John M. Miller, MD - Electrophysiology
April 4, 2011
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April 04, 2011
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