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Hi, welcome to the Healthy Heart Network live show. I've got a few things to cover today. Thank you so much for joining me. Now, there are a few things I want to cover. I've made a few notes, so I don't forget. I'd like to cover a little bit of teaching. I'd like to share an answer to a question that someone's asked along the way, and I'd like to share a case study as well.
So, there are a few bits and pieces I'm keen to cover. If you don't get the chance to watch this now live, that's absolutely fine. You'll be able to access it later. For those who have put in questions. I really appreciate that. It gives me some focus on something to come back to you to try and answer your questions and to try and really educate got you further in this space of cardiovascular health and hopefully your best health.
So, let me start with some teaching today. People often wonder what a stent is. Well, a stent is the term that we use for the structure, which is really a cage that we use to open up arteries. Now, way back when I was a cardiology registrar, just starting off in the game, we had these fantastic clot busting medicines.
So, when people came into hospital with a heart attack, a blocked artery, we could give them these clot busters. And we could break up the clot that had formed on a ruptured, plaque and start to reestablish blood flow. Well, that clot would often form on a tightly narrowed area.