stent

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stent

Medicine 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
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The researchers believe that the findings of their study will have a major impact on how decisions are made regarding drug-eluting and bare metal stents in the highest risk patients, those in the early hours of a heart attack.
Bare metal stents, despite their impressive efficacy in large arteries, proved ineffective in preventing restenosis in small vessels in four of five clinical trials, and therefore aren't used in this setting in clinical practice.