Stenting is a catheter-based procedure in which a stent (a small, expandable wire mesh tube) is inserted into a diseased artery to hold it open. Currently, stenting is performed most often in conjunction with other catheter-based procedures, such as balloon angioplasty or atherectomy. 
  • Do not smoke for 24 hours before the procedure. 
  • Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before the test. 
  • Consult with us regarding which medicines to continue to take the evening before the test. 
  • If you are diabetic, have renal insufficiency, or a potential iodine dye allergy, please notify this office at (940) 312-6262. 

Let the staff know immediately if you experience any symptoms during the procedure such as: 

  • Dizziness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nausea
  • Back pain
  • Chest discomfort

Let the staff know immediately if you experience any symptoms after the procedure such as: 

  • Redness or swelling
  • Bleeding or wetness at the cath site
  • Pain or numbness 
  • A knot at the site larger than a small marble 
  • Fever or chills 
If the stenting is performed in combination with balloon angioplasty, it will take approximately forty five minutes to one and a half hours to complete. Please plan to spend the night in the hospital post procedure if an intervention is performed.