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 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.