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Blog posts May 2021

What is a stent?

A stent is a cylindrical meshwork made up of alloy (a combination of metals), which is used to maintain the patency of blood vessel of our heart (or any other body part), after it has been opened by balloon inflation during the process of angioplasty (a process to open up closed or narrowed blood ve…

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What is heart attack?

Height of emotional or physical stress can cause damage to the areas of atherosclerosis (areas of heart's blood vessel wall weakened by fat deposition) & can trigger formation of a blood clot inside a narrowed heart's blood vessel, leading to sudden stoppage of blood flow (which contains oxygen & nu…

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