chapter  16
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Assessment of Coronary Artery Stents by Coronary Computed Tomographic Angiography

ByDavid Maintz, Harald Seifarth

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.