Commentary - Case Reports in Surgery and Invasive Procedures (2023) Volume 7, Issue 2
Coronary stenting: Procedure, risks, and benefits.
One of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality is coronary artery disease. This is a condition characterized by narrowing of arteries due to plaque buildup. The standard treatment for this disease is the insertion of a stent into the affected area. This life-saving tubular device supports blood vessels and keeps blood flow pathways open to deliver vital nutrients and oxygen to the heart muscle. Several generations of stents have been repeatedly developed to improve patient outcomes and reduce unwanted post-implantation side effects. This field of research is constantly evolving, moving from bare metal stents to drug-eluting stents and more recently to bioresorbable stents.Author(s): Sardella Manabu