You will need to pre-register for your heart procedure.
When an artery becomes clogged, blood flow is restricted from the heart to the rest of the body. Our physicians may use a small wire mesh tube, called a stent, to reopen a clogged artery to allow blood to flow normally again.
Today, many stents are coated with medication to prevent scar tissue from forming and blocking the artery again. These drug-eluting stents are quickly becoming the standard of care. The stent remains in the artery permanently, holding it open to improve blood flow to the heart muscle. It also helps to relieve symptoms such as chest pain.
Want to learn more? Call toll-free 866-562-6502.