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What is coronary angioplasty?
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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Opens arteries.
Coronary angioplasty is a technique used to open narrowed arteries without surgery.
A special catheter (long, flexible tube) with a small balloon at its tip is passed into the narrowed artery. The balloon is inflated, compressing the fatty plaque against the artery's walls. The larger opening allows better blood flow to the heart muscle. A stent is usually used these days to keep the artery open.

In brief: Opens arteries.
Coronary angioplasty is a technique used to open narrowed arteries without surgery.
A special catheter (long, flexible tube) with a small balloon at its tip is passed into the narrowed artery. The balloon is inflated, compressing the fatty plaque against the artery's walls. The larger opening allows better blood flow to the heart muscle. A stent is usually used these days to keep the artery open.
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
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Dr. Tej Singh
Surgery - Vascular
In brief: Opening artery
Non cutting way to put baloon near small coronary artery in the heart and stretching artery open!

In brief: Opening artery
Non cutting way to put baloon near small coronary artery in the heart and stretching artery open!
Dr. Tej Singh
Dr. Tej Singh
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