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How is a renal artery angioplasty with a stent done?
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Dr. Charles Jost
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Renal Angioplasty
Angioplasty is balloon revascularization.
Usual approach is 2mm incision in the femoral artery at groin, sheath inserted, followed by the cannulation of the artery with a catheter. Dye is injected to locate area in need of angioplasty. Balloon over a wire via the catheter & when in place is inflated to an appropriate pressure. The balloon is removed and then stent deployed and inflated at stenosis.

In brief: Renal Angioplasty
Angioplasty is balloon revascularization.
Usual approach is 2mm incision in the femoral artery at groin, sheath inserted, followed by the cannulation of the artery with a catheter. Dye is injected to locate area in need of angioplasty. Balloon over a wire via the catheter & when in place is inflated to an appropriate pressure. The balloon is removed and then stent deployed and inflated at stenosis.
Dr. Charles Jost
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Dr. Pareena Bilkoo
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Renal angio
Access through the femoral artery in the groin and a catheter is placed into the renal arteries.
A wire is then used to cross the stenosis follwed by balloon angioplasty then stent placement.

In brief: Renal angio
Access through the femoral artery in the groin and a catheter is placed into the renal arteries.
A wire is then used to cross the stenosis follwed by balloon angioplasty then stent placement.
Dr. Pareena Bilkoo
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