What Is the Difference Between a Stent and a Shunt in Heart Surgery?
Last Updated Mar 30, 2020 2:26:03 AM ET
A stent is a small mesh tube permanently inserted during heart surgery, says WebMD. Contrarily, a shunt is a temporary opening moving blood from one area of the heart to another, states MedlinePlus.
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