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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. Coronary Angiography and Possible Angioplasty Interactive Tutorial (Patient Education Institute)  
    Coronary Angiography and Possible Angioplasty Introduction Sometimes people have serious problems with their heart and the arteries that go into it. The Heart An angiogram ...
  3. Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty - peripheral artery; PTA - peripheral artery; Angioplasty - peripheral arteries; iliac artery-angioplasty; fermoral artery-angioplasty; popliteal artery-angioplasty; tibial ...
  4. PCI; Percutaneous coronary intervention; Balloon angioplasty; Coronary angioplasty; Coronary artery angioplasty; Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty; Heart artery dilatation
  5. Carotid angioplasty and stenting; CAS; Angioplasty - carotid artery ... Carotid angioplasty and stenting (CAS) is done using a smal surgical cut. Your surgeon will make a surgical cut ...
  6. ... Percutaneous coronary intervention Patient information: Heart stents and angioplasty (Beyond the Basics) Author Julian M Aroesty, MD ... Print Contents of this article INTRODUCTION WHAT IS ANGIOPLASTY? THE ANGIOPLASTY PROCEDURE OTHER MEASURES TO SLOW OR ...
  7. Angioplasty and Vascular Stenting (American College of Radiology) (Radiological Society of North America)  
    Angioplasty and Vascular Stenting • Overview Angioplasty with or without vascular stenting is a minimally invasive procedure performed to improve blood flow in the body's arteries and veins. ...
  8. 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 you have percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), ...
  9. Coronary Angioplasty Stent Placement Shawnee Mission Heart & Vascular Center, Shawnee Mission, Kansas February 19, 2009 Welcome to this OR- ...
  10. What Is Coronary Angioplasty? (American Heart Association)  
    ... with blockages in their heart arteries may need angioplasty if they are having lots of discomfort in ... heart will get the blood it needs. Does angioplasty hurt? No, angioplasty causes very little pain. The ...
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