An endovascular stent graft is a tube composed of fabric supported by a metal mesh called a stent. It can be used for a variety of conditions involving the blood vessels, but most commonly is used to reinforce a weak spot in an artery called an aneurysm. Over time, blood pressure and other factors can cause this weak area to bulge like a balloon and it can eventually enlarge and ruptur.
The stent graft is designed to seal tightly with your artery above and below the aneurysm. The graft is stronger than the weakened artery and it allows our blood to pass through it without pushing on the bulge. Physicians typically use endovascular stent grafting to treat abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs), but they also use it to treat thoracic aortic aneurysms (TAAs) and less commonly, aneurysms in other locations.
Related Journals of Endovascular Stent Graft
Cardiovascular Pathology: Open Access, International Journal of Cardiovascular Research Hybrid, Cardiovascular Diseases & Diagnosis, Cardiovascular Pharmacology: Open Access, Journal of Endovascular Therapy, Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy, Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine, Vascular and EndoVascular Surgery, Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine