Coronary Stents – Drug Eluting and Bare Metal

Coronary stents are placed during a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) to dilate narrowed arteries of the heart. Stents are expandable metal mesh tubes that push against the walls of a coronary artery to keep it open. If a stent is to be placed, a stent delivery catheter is threaded up into the affected area and a stent is left in place. This document provides an overview of these products and current evidence regarding their use.

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