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stent
top: A balloon catheter with a stent is inserted into a clogged artery.center: The balloon is inflated, expanding the stent.bottom: The stent is placed and the balloon catheter removed, keeping the artery open.

stent

 (stĕnt)
n.
1. A device used to support a bodily orifice or cavity during skin grafting or to immobilize a skin graft following placement.
2. A short tubular device made of wire mesh or fabric that is placed permanently in an anatomical passage, usually an artery during angioplasty, to keep it open after occlusion.

[After Charles R. Stent (1845-1901), British dentist.]

stent

(stɛnt)
n
(Surgery) med a tube of plastic or sprung metal mesh placed inside a hollow tube to reopen it or keep it open; uses in surgery include preventing a blood vessel from closing, esp after angioplasty, and assisting healing after an anastomosis
[C19: after Charles Stent (1807–85), English dentist]

stent

(stɛnt)
n.
Med. a small, expandable tube used for inserting in a blocked vessel or other part.
[1960–65; orig. uncertain]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stent - a slender tube inserted inside a tubular body part (as a blood vessel) to provide support during and after surgical anastomosis
tube, tubing - conduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids or gases
Translations

stent

n stent m; malla cilíndrica para mantener abierto un conducto, una arteria o una vena; bare-metal — stent de metal desnudo; drug-eluting — stent liberador de fármaco(s)
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There is controversy over whether the drug-eluting stent or the bare metal stent has superior clinical benefit.
It was found that over the 30-month period, patients in the drug-eluting stent group had a 25 percent reduction in death and 24 percent reduction in heart attacks, as compared with those who received bare metal stents.
A serious consequence of ceasing anti-platelet medication is late stent thrombosis leading to myocardial infarction in the territory of the drug-eluting stent.
Concerns over whether drug-coated stents cause more heart attacks compared with bare-metal stents have hampered sales of the company's Taxus drug-eluting stent.
7 that the benefit of drug-eluting stent use in FDA-approved indications outweighs the risks.
Taken together, the two ongoing studies are designed to evaluate the benefit of AVI-4126 in combination with drug-eluting stents, and whether the long-term complications seen in some drug-eluting stent data can be avoided by using Resten-MP in combination with bare-metal stents.
Less than 2 years earlier, during the first quarter of 2003, not a single drug-eluting stent had been used in the United States outside of a clinical trial.
The newly FDA-approved drug-eluting stent available at AVH is being hailed as a major medical breakthrough for heart patients because of the way it opens clogged or narrowed arteries and prevents the blockage from recurring.
It was found that 51 percent of patients with the bare-metal stent had re-narrowing of the vein graft over several months compared with 9 percent of the drug-eluting stent group.
The next major shakeup in the market will not come until early next year, when Medtronic is expected to get approval to market a third, competing brand of drug-eluting stent.
Table 4: Leading Players in the Global Drug-Eluting Stent Market (2006-2008) - Percentage Breakdown by Revenues for Boston Scientific, Johnson & Johnson, Abbott, and Medtronic (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-9 The Big Fight Heats Up in the Coronary Stent Market - A Recent Past (2005) Anecdote II-10
The second, an interventional cardiologist, feels that restenosis is the primary concern and opts for a drug-eluting stent because the restenosis rate is less than 3%.