STENTING VS CABG Stenting is the introduction of an expandable metallic/plastic/PeG stent into an artery the has been blocked in atherosclerosis commonly producing Myocardial Infrarction as well as Angina,the ‘Heart Attack’ CABG is coronary artery Bypass Grafting in which an alternative channel is provided for blood flow in case of a block in the coronary artery .This uses a graft vessel commonly taken from the leg ,ie the Saphenous vein. Nowadays Stenting is gaining popularity as it can be introduced through a small opening after the block has been removed. But since it’s a foreign material regular medication’s for preventing clot formation has to be taken. In other words if not for medications it can itself cause the block. The medications can themselves lead to bleeding. Still a Stent is preferred over CABG,Why?Bcoz CBAG requires an open heart surgery which itself is a very invasive procedure, takes a long time for recuperation, large amounts of medicine and pain is resulted. So Next time someone you care about is with a coronary block,regard the advantaged and disadvantages of the procedure.