Illustration of the heart featuring the right coronary artery

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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  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 ...
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  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 (American College of Radiology) (Radiological Society of North America)  
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  7. Coronary Angioplasty Stent Placement Shawnee Mission Heart & Vascular Center, Shawnee Mission, Kansas February 19, 2009 Welcome to this OR- ...
  8. ... 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 ...
  9. What Is Coronary Angioplasty? Easy-to-Read (American Heart Association)  
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