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What are stents that are used to treat heart disease made of?

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Most stents are made out of wire mesh and are permanent. Some are made out of fabric. These are called stent grafts and are often used for larger arteries. Others are made of a material that dissolves and that your body absorbs over time. They're coated in medicine that slowly releases into your artery to prevent it from being blocked again.

From: What Is a Stent? WebMD Medical Reference

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American Heart Association: "What is a Stent?"

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "Stents."

Cleveland Clinic: "Angioplasty and Stent Interventional Procedures."

 

 

Reviewed by James Beckerman on December 04, 2017

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "What is a Stent?"

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "Stents."

Cleveland Clinic: "Angioplasty and Stent Interventional Procedures."

 

 

Reviewed by James Beckerman on December 04, 2017

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