Leno asked about his recent cardiovascular surgery in which doctors installed a stent to open up a clogged artery.
Yet the number of angioplasties and stent placements performed has increased, not decreased.
This can lead to the very heart attack that placing the stent was trying to prevent.
"tube implanted temporarily," 1964, named for Charles T. Stent (1807-1885), English dentist.
A device that is used to maintain a bodily orifice or cavity during skin grafting, or to immobilize a skin graft following placement.
A slender thread, rod, or catheter placed within the lumen of tubular structures, such as a blood vessel, to provide support during or after anastomosis.