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What it’s like: How it feels to get a heart stent

A stent will support the inner wall of your heart’s blocked artery, while the angioplasty procedure helps restore blood flow through the artery or arteries that were blocked.

BY JACLYN COSGROVE Published: April 28, 2013

Why get heart stent?

A stent is a small mesh tube used to treat narrow or weakened arteries, which carry blood away from your heart. Stents are usually made of metal mesh, but some fabric stents are used in larger arteries.

A stent is generally...

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