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Had TIA, done stress test. What is the difference between a shunt and a stent?

Had a stroke 8 wks ago. only a TIA...but now after a stress test doctor wants to do a shunt. Heart has good blood flow but not as good as would like...what is the difference between a shunt and a stent I have read a shunt transfers blood to different parts of the heart while a stent opens a blocked artery that correct...thanks
Asked On : Mon, 18 Jun 2012
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Thanks for your question

I'm not exactly sure what are you referring to but

Shunt is between the chambers , and directs blood from one chamber to next via the shunt and direction of shunted blood depends upon the pressure gradients

STENT is a a metallic device which overlie the lesion and relieves the obstruction

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