A stent is a small metal wire tubeĀ used to prop up weak arteries. A doctor may also insert a stent to improve blood flow or prevent an artery from bursting.

  • Carotid stents treat arteries delivering blood to the brain.
  • Coronary stents treat the arteries of the heart.
  • Drug-eluting stents release medication over time to prevent further blockages.

Location Information

For a physician referral, please call 877-74-HEART (43278).

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center
9000 Franklin Square Drive
Baltimore, MD 21237