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What is the difference between balloon angioplasty and regular angioplasty?

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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
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In brief: Several types

Can stretch vessel with balloon or different sizes of catheters ( dotter technique). Or can make vessel bigger in surgery with patch angioplasty, where extra material sewn into vessel, like letting out you pants.

In brief: Several types

Can stretch vessel with balloon or different sizes of catheters ( dotter technique). Or can make vessel bigger in surgery with patch angioplasty, where extra material sewn into vessel, like letting out you pants.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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In brief: Essentially none

Historically there have been a variety of methods to repair arterial narrowings.
Now almost all are done with a balloon device of some sort.

In brief: Essentially none

Historically there have been a variety of methods to repair arterial narrowings.
Now almost all are done with a balloon device of some sort.
Dr. Robert WorthingtonKirsch
Dr. Robert WorthingtonKirsch
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