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 What is a Coronary Angioplasty?   
  • A Coronary Angioplasty procedure is used to open narrowed coronary arteries.
  • Narrowing or hardening of the arteries occurs because of the buildup of a fatty substance called plaques. The buildup of plaques occurs over time and is a condition known as atherosclerosis.
 
 Why is the procedure done?   
  • It is done to improve blood flow to the heart.
  • This procedure can improve symptoms of chest pain and shortness of breath.
 
 How is a Coronary Angioplasty done?   
  • A Coronary Angiogram may be needed prior to the Angioplasty procedure to determine where the coronary blockages are located.
  • During the Angioplasty procedure a catheter, or small tube, is threaded through the coronary arteries from an artery in the groin or arm. This catheter has a balloon on its tip and is positioned in the blocked artery. The balloon expands to push the plaque against the artery wall and widen the artery to improve blood flow.
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For more Information..


visit the Mayo Clinic

view the following video that details Angioplasty and stenting.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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