What is Coronary artery stent?

Category: Procedures


See also: Coronary angioplasty

A coronary stent is a stainless tube with slots. It is mounted on a balloon catheter in a "crimped" or collapsed state. When the balloon is inflated, the stent expands or opens up and pushes itself against the inner wall of the coronary artery keeping it open.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Coronary artery disease 23 7
Heart attack (myocardial infarction) 10 6
Support circulatory health 4 0
Angina pain 1 1
Angina pectoris 1 1
Atherosclerosis 1 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Coronary artery stent

Side effect Patients
Arterial stenosis 1
Breathing difficulty 1
Chest tightness 1
Clogged artery (arterial plaque) 1
Dizziness 1
Lack of motivation 1

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Based on patients currently having Coronary artery stent

Dosage Patients
as needed 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 12
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 10
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 9
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