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Endovascular stents are strong, mesh-like tubes that treat two types of cardiovascular problems: narrowed arteries from the buildup of fatty plaque deposits and weakened arteries at risk of rupturing and bleeding.
Stenting can help reduce chest pain and the risk of heart attack. Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican's San Martin and Siena hospitals offer expertise in heart stents in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV. Find a cardiologist associated with St. Rose Dominican or call (702) 616-4900 to learn more about the procedure.
Doctors commonly use endovascular stents after angioplasty to treat coronary artery disease, which occurs when cholesterol-rich plaque narrows the coronary arteries, causing chest pain and increasing the risk of heart attack.
Angioplasty flattens the plaque against the inner wall of the artery, widening the artery and improving blood flow to the heart muscle. Placement of a cardiac or heart stent keeps that area of the artery open.
People with a severe aortic aneurysm may also need an endovascular stent to strengthen the artery and keep the aneurysm from growing larger or rupturing.
Doctors will place endovascular stents in your blood vessels through a painless procedure called catheterization. You will receive medication to make you sleepy and pain-free during the procedure.
Stenting is a minimally invasive procedure and usually has a short recovery time. Afterward, you will need to avoid certain activities, such as heavy lifting, to prevent reopening the site where the catheter was placed in your leg.
Heart stents promote blood flow to the heart tissue, so you can feel more energetic after having a stent procedure. Learn more about the benefits of stenting by consulting with a cardiovascular specialist at Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican.
Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican's San Martin and Siena Campuses offer endovascular stenting for patients in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV.