Alice Faber faber at HASKINS.YALE.EDU
Tue Oct 22 03:43:49 UTC 2002

Herbert Stahlke wrote:
>The practice of expanding a metal mesh tube in a coronary artery to treat
>angina began sometime in the late 80s or 90s, well after I had moved to this
>I/E merger region.  I've heard it called only a [stInt].  I hadn't seen the
>word in print till this past week when I was surprised to see it spelled
><stent>.  However, I've heard cardiologists who are not from I/E merger
>areas say [stInt].  Is it pronounced [stEnt] outside of this part of Central

I'm pretty sure that here in Connecticut I've only heard [stEnt].

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