Angioplasty and Stents Directory
An angioplasty is a nonsurgical procedure that can open blocked arteries. Along with angioplasty, stents may also be inserted into the arteries to support a weakened artery. After the procedure, you must lie flat for 6-8 hours. You must take special medications if you have a stent implanted so that clots do not form. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how angioplasty and stents are done, reasons for having the procedure, and much more.
What Is a Stent?
If you have heart disease, find out how a stent can help keep your arteries open, ease your chest pain, and prevent a heart attack.
All You Need to Know About Stents
Learn about heart stents, why they’re used, and what types you and your doctor can choose from.
Angioplasty and Stents for Heart Disease Treatment
Angioplasty and stents are used to treat blockages that cause heart disease. Here’s what you need to know if you’re about to have one.
High Blood Pressure and Atherosclerosis
WebMD experts explain the link between high blood pressure and atherosclerosis, also called hardening of the arteries.