Coronary heart disease is the most common type of heart disease in many developed countries. It happens when you have fatty substance that builds up in your artery. That reduces blood flow and thus oxygen supply to the heart muscle. Heart stents are used to 'unclog' the artery and restore the blood flow.
Learn about how heart stents are used to treat coronary heart disease as Dr Nandakumar answered questions from readers on:
- Best treatment for blocked heart vessels
- What happens during an angioplasty
- Risks and complications associated with stent placement
- What happens after an angioplasty