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If you have coronary artery disease, the arteries in your heart are narrowed or blocked by a sticky material called plaque. Angioplasty is a procedure to restore blood flow through the artery.

You have angioplasty in a hospital. The doctor threads a thin tube through a blood vessel in the arm or groin up to the involved site in the artery. The tube has a tiny balloon on the end. When the tube is in place, the doctor inflates the balloon to push the plaque outward against the wall of the artery. This widens the artery and restores blood flow.

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Illustration of the heart featuring the right coronary artery
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  1. Angioplasty (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... or blocked by a sticky material called plaque. Angioplasty is a procedure to restore blood flow through the artery. You have angioplasty in a hospital. The doctor threads a thin ...
  2. Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty - peripheral artery; PTA - peripheral artery; Angioplasty - peripheral arteries; iliac artery-angioplasty; fermoral artery-angioplasty; popliteal artery-angioplasty; tibial ...
  3. PCI; Percutaneous coronary intervention; Balloon angioplasty; Coronary angioplasty; Coronary artery angioplasty; Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty; Heart artery dilatation
  4. Carotid angioplasty and stenting; CAS; Angioplasty - carotid artery ... Carotid angioplasty and stenting (CAS) is done using a small surgical cut. Your surgeon will make a surgical cut ...
  5. Angioplasty and Vascular Stenting (Radiological Society of North America) (American College of Radiology)  
    Angioplasty and Vascular Stenting Play Video Clip (00:03:19) Your Radiologist Explains Angioplasty and Stent Placement ... limitations of Angioplasty and Vascular Stenting? What are Angioplasty and Vascular Stenting? Angioplasty with or without vascular ...
  6. How Is Coronary Angioplasty Done? From the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    ... from the NHLBI on Twitter. How Is Coronary Angioplasty Done? Before coronary angioplasty is done, your doctor ... the blockage and improving blood flow. Coronary Balloon Angioplasty The illustration shows a cross-section of a ...
  7. Coronary Angioplasty Stent Placement Shawnee Mission Heart & Vascular Center, Shawnee Mission, Kansas February 19, 2009 Welcome to this OR- ...
  8. Coronary Angioplasty From the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    ... Twitter. What Is Percutaneous Coronary Intervention? Español Coronary angioplasty (AN-jee-oh-plas-tee) is a procedure ... coronary heart disease (CHD) or coronary artery disease. Angioplasty can restore blood flow to the heart if ...
  9. ... topic review discusses percutaneous coronary intervention, also called angioplasty or stent placement. The other interventional treatment, coronary ... versus interventional therapy (Beyond the Basics)" .) WHAT IS ANGIOPLASTY? Angioplasty, also known as percutaneous coronary intervention or ...
  10. What Are the Risks of Coronary Angioplasty? From the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    ... Are the Risks of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention? Coronary angioplasty is a common medical procedure. Serious complications don' ... allergic reaction to the dye given during the angioplasty. An arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat). The need for emergency ...
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