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An angioplasty is a surgical technique practiced in order to widen an obstructed blood vessel, such as an artery obturated by atheroma. It is practiced by using a ballon catheter to squeeze the atheroma to allow a more natural blood flow through the vessel.
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Essentially a long tube is inserted into an artery which leads to the heart. When it reaches the narrowing or partial blockage in the artery, which is creating a problem, a ti…ny 'balloon' at the end of the tube is inflated. This serves the purpose of pushing the walls of the artery further apart, to increase the diameter. The inflated 'balloon' also stretches a cylindrical structure made of metal mesh, which is located at the tip of the tube. The 'balloon' is then deflated and is removed along with the tube that it is attached to. The wire mesh structure, known as a stent, is left behind. The stent acts as a sort of miniature 'scaffold' which helps the to prevent the artery from narrowing again.
It's a medical procedure where they insert a balloon-like device into a clogged coronary artery, which is then used to expand it and clear the blockage.
Angioplasty is the surgical repair of a blood vessel, either by inserting a balloon-tipped catheter to unblock it, or by reconstructing or replacing part of the vessel.
Angioplasty is a procedure used to clear blockage in blood vessels.
Angioplasty is used to clear blockages is blood vessels.
Stent angioplasty is the placement of a stent in order to open a vessel. Balloon angioplasty is simply ballooning the plaque without using a stent.
An angioplasty is a medical procedure where a wire with a deflated balloon is guided into a clogged blood vessel and then inflated in order to crush all the fatty deposits in …the blood vessel. Often, the balloon is removed afterwards.
Angioplasty has provided to be boon for heart patient. They found ray of hope after coming this technology into existence. This has been one of the best technologies used. Ste…nt, is used in this technology. There are also few side effects for this. But in spite of angioplasty side affects this is still very good for heart patient.
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Angioplasty procedures are performed on hospital inpatients in facilities for proper monitoring and recovery
Complications of this procedure caused researchers to develop means of widening the vessel using a minimally sized device
Although many angioplasties are performed by puncturing the vessel through the skin, others are done by surgically exposing the site of entry. Direct view of the vessel's punc…ture site aids in monitoring damage to the vessel
It is performed to open narrowed coronary arteries and improve blood flow to the heart.
function of angioplasty?
Angioplasty is a popular method of surgery for curing blocks in the heart arteries due to plaque buildup. In this method a balloon catheter is injected into a narrow arter…y & later inflated to broaden the artery. Hence this method is also called balloon angioplasty.