Interventional cardiologists are now using brachytherapy — a radiation treatment usually used to treat cancer — to re-open clogged arteries.
When medications or lifestyle changes don’t improve blood flow to the heart, angioplasty or stenting may help without surgery. Here's how.
If your doctor recommends a procedure to restore circulation to a carotid artery (or what is called “revascularization”), you need to know about two options: carotid endarterectomy and carotid stenting.
Experimental, bioabsorbable scaffolds are designed to keep blood vessels open and improve blood flow. Researchers are exploring the pros and cons of this advanced stent.
Former President George W. Bush has had a stent inserted to clear a blockage in his artery. So what’s involved in this procedure?
A recent study found lower overall composite risk for heart attack, stroke and death for patients with coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery as compared to balloon angioplasty and/or stenting.
What should you do if you have to keep coming back to have additional stents placed?
Inferior vena cava or iliac vein clots can cause discomfort, swell the legs and inhibit mobility. Daniel Clair, MD, chair of Vascular Surgery, discusses how stents can offer relief.