Advertisement

What is angiography and stenting?

Angiography and stenting describes procedures to locate narrowed blood vessels and prop them open. During angiography a dye is placed in the arteries or veins in order to visualize them more clearly using x-rays, computed tomography (CT) scans or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). This can occur anywhere in the body if there is a concern blood is not flowing properly. Stenting is a procedure done when an angiography shows that a blood vessel is narrowed. A stent is placed to prop open the blood vessel to keep blood flowing smoothly.

Continue Learning about Implantable Medical Devices For The Heart

Should Heart Patients Skip Stents?
Should Heart Patients Skip Stents?
Each year, hundreds of thousands of Americans with heart disease get a stent—a tiny mesh tube just a tad wider than a toothpick—to open a blocked or n...
Read More
Can people who have received LVADs still be functionally active?
Robert Mohapatra, MDRobert Mohapatra, MD
People who have received left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) can absolutely still be functionall...
More Answers
What should I expect during an implantable loop recorder (ILR) insertion?
SecondsCount.orgSecondsCount.org
An implantable loop recorder is inserted by an electrophysiologist, a physician who specializes in ...
More Answers
What Kinds of Implants Are Used to Treat Artrial Fibrillation?
What Kinds of Implants Are Used to Treat Artrial Fibrillation?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.