Bare-metal stent

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Bare-metal stent
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A stent diagonally from the front
ICD-9-CM 00.63, 36.06, 39.90

Bare-metal stent is a vascular stent without a coating (as used in drug-eluting stents). It is a mesh-like tube of thin wire. The first stents licenced for use in cardiac arteries were bare metal - often 316L stainless steel. More recent ('2nd generation') stents use cobalt chromium alloy.


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