Assessment of Coronary Artery Stents by Coronary Computed Tomographic Angiography
Stents are wire mesh tubes used to prop open a coronary
artery during angioplasty. Stents reduce the acute risk of a
coronary intervention and reduce the risk of restenosis
afterwards. Stents have become by far more widely accepted
compared to other interventional techniques such as
atherectomy or rotablation.