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Heart Disease

Stent Placement

Stents can help keep the heart’s arteries open and prevent a heart attack. Coronary artery disease, or CAD, may occur when coronary arteries become obstructed by a buildup of fatty material or plaque. Stents, or small tubes, are placed to help open these vessels.

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Online Medical Reviewer: Foster, Sara, RN, MPH
Online Medical Reviewer: Jones, Niya, MD
Last Review Date: 9/17/2012
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