A stent is a small metal wire tube used to prop up weak arteries. A doctor may also insert a stent to improve blood flow or prevent an artery from bursting.

  • Carotid stents treat arteries delivering blood to the brain.
  • Coronary stents treat the arteries of the heart.
  • Drug-eluting stents release medication over time to prevent further blockages.

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center
7503 Surratts Road
Clinton, Maryland 20735
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Phone: 301-877-4367

MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center partners with MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute, a national leader in research, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease.