When a person develops PAD, the extremities — usually the legs — don’t receive enough blood flow to keep up with the body’s needs. This causes symptoms such as leg pain when walking (intermittent claudication). Peripheral stents are often implanted during balloon angioplasty so to help hold open an artery so that blood can flow through the (partially) blocked or clogged artery. The stent itself is a small, lattice-shaped wire mesh tube that props up the walls of the artery and remains permanently in place. The stent is passed through the catheter and implanted in the peripheral artery in need.
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