06. Stent Implantation

Step 1

The balloon and stent is inserted into the guiding catheter and moved to the infected area.

Uninflated Stent

Step 2

The balloon is inflated, causing the stent to expand and compressing the plaque against the artery wall while conforming to the contours of the artery.

Inflated Stent

Step 3

Once the stent has been sufficiently expanded, the balloon is deflated and removed leaving the stent permanently in place to hold the artery open.

Expanded Artery with Stent

Read: Chapter 07. Atherectomy

Information presented in this Patient Healthcare Guide is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent disease, and should not be used in place of a visit to your doctor or healthcare provider. Discuss this information with your physician or healthcare provider to determine what is right for you.