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What is Angioplasty?

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Answered 2010-08-05 03:11:46

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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