Coronary stenting is a procedure that opens clogged heart arteries. During the procedure, small mesh tubes known as stents are inserted into the artery to prop up its walls and prevent future narrowing. Some stents are even coated with medications to further prevent narrowing.
The procedure can be life-saving for patients with clogged arteries. When arteries are clogged, blockage can lead to a heart attack. Unfortunately, the cost of coronary stenting is often high in the United States, preventing many patients from getting the treatment they need to live a healthy life. Medical tourism, however, gives patients the opportunity to have the procedure at a reduced cost in accredited hospitals all over the world. Thanks to medical tourism, patients can now get the care they need at highly affordable costs.