Iliac Artery Stent

Iliac artery stent, a stent is a small mesh tube that’s used to treat narrow or weak arteries. Arteries are blood vessels that carry blood away from your heart to other parts of your body. A stent is placed in an artery as part of a procedure called percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).  This is  also known as coronary angioplasty.  PCI restores blood flow through narrow or blocked arteries.  A stent helps support the inner wall of the artery in the months or years after PCI.  Doctors also may place stents in weak arteries to improve blood flow and help prevent the arteries from bursting.  Stents usually are made of metal mesh, but sometimes they’re made of fabric.  Fabric stents, also called stent grafts, are used in larger arteries

Iliac Artery Stent Overview

Iliac Artery is either of the large arteries supplying blood to the lower trunk and hind limbs.  they are arising by bifurcation of the aorta which in humans occurs at the level of the fourth lumbar vertebra to form one vessel for each side of the body commonly called the iliac artery.

The outer branch of the common iliac artery on either side of the body.  They pass beneath the inguinal ligament to become the femoral artery is commonly called the external iliac artery.

The inner branch of the iliac artery on either side of the body that soon breaks into several branches and supplies blood chiefly to the pelvic and gluteal areas.  This is called the hypogastric artery, or internal iliac artery.

Iliac Artery Stent procedures may require a stay in a hospital and someone to take you home.  Before the procedure, your doctor may talk to you about medicines you’ll likely need to take after the stent is placed to help prevent blood clots from forming in the stent. 

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