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Definition of stent

: a short narrow metal or plastic tube often in the form of a mesh that is inserted into the lumen of an anatomical vessel (such as an artery or a bile duct) especially to keep a previously blocked passageway open

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Doctors placed a stent in her carotid artery hoping to prevent future strokes. Ann Neumann, Harper's magazine, "Going to Extremes," 10 June 2019 Sabathia allowed a hit and no other baserunners in his first start since having a stent inserted after blockage was found in an artery from his heart in December. Jake Seiner, The Seattle Times, "Sabathia cruises in return from angioplasty, Yanks 1-hit CHW," 13 Apr. 2019 Luckily, the cardiologist was able to clean out the clot and place a stent in my artery. Robin Oliveira, WSJ, "‘I Had No Idea I Was Having a Heart Attack’: For Women, Cardiac Arrests Are Unseen Killers," 15 Feb. 2019 Concerned about the quantity of coronary-stent procedures performed at King’s Daughters, federal prosecutors hired a pair of doctors to review Dr. Paulus’s old cases. Kyle Clark And Andrew George, WSJ, "A Second Opinion Becomes a Guilty Verdict," 27 Dec. 2018 Dugas explained that the antioxidant-releasing stents are currently being tested on animals and researchers have noted faster healing around the area where the device is implanted after two months. Maria Clark,, "LSU study looks at whether red wine can treat advanced heart disease," 2 Feb. 2018 That’s why Criner and other researchers have spent decades testing minimally invasive lung-shrinking techniques including coils, stents, injectable sealants, and one-way valves. Marie Mccullough,, "Temple-led study of lung-shrinking valves offers new hope for advanced emphysema," 22 May 2018 Fischell has had a hand in numerous inventions including coronary artery stents, the implantable heart defibrillator, the implantable insulin pump, a device to prevent migraine headaches and a device to prevent death from heart attacks. Meredith Cohn,, "University of Maryland School of Medicine to receive $20 million gift," 10 May 2018 Not long before the operation, doctors had to insert a stent to keep a coronary artery open, something that normally would have put him on blood thinners for six months and precluded surgery. Lenny Bernstein, Washington Post, "Her obstetrician father brought her into the world. Last month, she saved his life.," 6 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of stent

1961, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for stent

Charles Thomas Stent †1885 English dentist

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English Language Learners Definition of stent

medical : a metal or plastic tube that is put in a blood vessel to keep it open


\ ˈstent How to pronounce stent (audio) \
variants: also stint \ ˈstint How to pronounce stint (audio) \

Medical Definition of stent

1 : a mold formed from a resinous compound and used for holding a surgical graft in place also : something (as a pad of gauze immobilized by sutures) used like a stent
2 : a short narrow metal or plastic tube often in the form of a mesh that is inserted into the lumen of an anatomical vessel (as an artery or bile duct) especially to keep a previously blocked passageway open

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