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Types of Angioplasty

Balloon Angioplasty
Balloon Angioplasty

Angioplasty is successful in opening coronary arteries in well over 90% of patients. Up to 30% to 40% of patients with successful coronary angioplasty will develop recurrent narrowing at the site of balloon inflation.

Carotid Artery Angioplasty
Carotid Artery Angioplasty

Carotid angioplasty. In carotid angioplasty, a long, hollow tube (catheter) is threaded through the arteries to the narrowed carotid artery in the neck. A filter is inserted to catch any debris that may break off during the procedure. Then, a tiny balloon at the end of the catheter is inflated to open the narrowed area.

Cerebral Angioplasty
Cerebral Angioplasty

Cerebral Angioplasty. Cerebral angioplasty is similar to a widely used cardiology procedure and is used to open partially blocked vertebral and carotid arteries in the neck, as well as blood vessels within the brain.

Coronary Artery Stent
Coronary Artery Stent

a small puncture in a leg or arm artery to the heart. The blocked artery is opened by inflating a tiny balloon in it. What Is Coronary Angioplasty? ANSWERS by heart Treatments + Tests With coronary angioplasty, a thin, expandable balloon is inserted into the clogged artery and is inflated. This opens the artery by pushing the plaque against the artery wall.

source: heart.org

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