A stent is a stent made of metal or synthetic fibers, which is used in vessels or hollow organs to support and keep them open. Mostly it is a tubular, small lattice framework.
A stent is always used when a permanent dilation of a closed vessel or hollow organ can not be guaranteed by a mere dilatation of the vessels (percutaneous transluminal angioplasty, PTA).
Most often this is with:
Narrowing of the coronary arteries in coronary heart disease (CHD).
Circulatory disorders in the arm and leg arteries in peripheral arterial disease (PAOD).
Stroke in narrowing of carotid arteries (carotid stenosis).
Extension of the main artery (aortic aneurysm).
Narrowing of the renal arteries (renal artery stenosis).
Narrowing of aisles (e.g., bile duct stenosis).
A stent stabilizes narrowed vessels after their expansion. The goal is to prevent a new vascular occlusion. In addition, the metal or synthetic stent fixes vascular deposits, smooths the surface of the vascular space by pressing it against the vascular wall, thereby improving blood flow in the vessel. The most common variant is the "cardiac stent" on the coronary arteries, which is used in patients with coronary heart disease. Here, the stent has now replaced the bypass operation. With the aid of a thin plastic tube (catheter), the surgeon places the stent, which can be compressed tightly by its fine-meshed grid structure. There are different types.
The self-unfolding stent consists of a steel grid mesh and is surrounded by a plastic cover. After the surgeon has inserted it through the catheter into the vasoconstriction, he pulls back the sheath and the stent unfolds.
The folded stent is placed on a so-called balloon catheter, which can be inflated as part of a vascular dilation, the so-called percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA). The metal mesh of the stent then retains the expanded shape.
In addition to uncoated stents (bare metal stents, BES), drug-coated stents (drug eluting stent, DES) are now being used more and more frequently. The released drugs prevent new cell formation and thus counteract reocclusion (restenosis). In the meantime, doctors are also using completely resorbable stents ("bioabsorbable vascular scaffolds", BVS), which break down over a period of twelve to 18 months.
On the page, you can see the best vessel stenting specialists. International patients pick these specialists for vessel stenting due to the following reasons:
Innovative treatment methods
Minimally invasive surgeries
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