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We see patients admitted with Acute Coronary Syndrome, and following angioplasty / stent or cardiac surgery.
Accelerated atherosclerosis may occur following balloon angioplasty, placement of an arterial stent, and following transplantation.
The stent clears a passage through the bile duct to allow the bile duct to allow the bile to drain away.
In some cases, a permanent metal tube, called a stent, may be placed across the obstruction, to relieve the blockage.
The soldier had died following an operation to insert a stent into an artery, a device designed to cleanse the bloodstream of cholesterol.