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In angioplasty procedures, a balloon is fed through a catheter and used to prop open an artery that has become narrowed or blocked. In cases where stenting is appropriate, a stent mounted on a balloon is inserted and inflation of the balloon expands the stent against the blocked artery wall to hold the vessel open. The balloon is then deflated and the catheter is withdrawn. Stent treatment of arteries holds them open and improves blood flow to the heart. In cases where post-dilatation is needed, a high-pressure balloon is inflated inside a stent to help better place the stent against the vessel wall.
Philips showcase image guided therapy solutions at EuroPCR 2017

Philips showcase image guided therapy solutions at EuroPCR 2017

Study shows how early administration of old drug reduces damage during heart attack

Study shows how early administration of old drug reduces damage during heart attack

Coronary angioplasty, 40 years on and millions of lives saved

Coronary angioplasty, 40 years on and millions of lives saved

Researchers identify sex-based differences in utilization, safety outcomes of CDT for treatment of DVT

Researchers identify sex-based differences in utilization, safety outcomes of CDT for treatment of DVT

New stenting tool found to be less painful and cheaper than current methods

New stenting tool found to be less painful and cheaper than current methods

Simple fix could eliminate unnecessary coronary stenting procedures

Simple fix could eliminate unnecessary coronary stenting procedures

Treating clogged arteries after heart attack improves outcomes, helps avoid subsequent procedures

Treating clogged arteries after heart attack improves outcomes, helps avoid subsequent procedures

New iFR technique for assessing clogged arteries reduces discomfort and adverse events

New iFR technique for assessing clogged arteries reduces discomfort and adverse events

Impotence drugs may have life-prolonging effect on heart attack patients, research suggests

Impotence drugs may have life-prolonging effect on heart attack patients, research suggests

New study shows ways to improve patient care and reduce costs linked to coronary angioplasty

New study shows ways to improve patient care and reduce costs linked to coronary angioplasty

Transradial, same-day PCIs could save $300 million each year, research shows

Transradial, same-day PCIs could save $300 million each year, research shows

New report highlights trends in heart disease care in the U.S.

New report highlights trends in heart disease care in the U.S.

Scripps physician first to treat heart attack patients with supersaturated oxygen therapy

Scripps physician first to treat heart attack patients with supersaturated oxygen therapy

BAG3 protein plays protective role by limiting reperfusion injury to the heart

BAG3 protein plays protective role by limiting reperfusion injury to the heart

New guidelines recommend use of antiplatelet therapy and exercise program for treatment of PAD

New guidelines recommend use of antiplatelet therapy and exercise program for treatment of PAD

CTA tests motivate people with suspected coronary artery disease to adopt healthier lifestyle practices

CTA tests motivate people with suspected coronary artery disease to adopt healthier lifestyle practices

NCDR provides data to study appropriate use of oral anticoagulant therapy

NCDR provides data to study appropriate use of oral anticoagulant therapy

Zeus introduces new MRI-compatible LCP monofilament for vascular interventions

Zeus introduces new MRI-compatible LCP monofilament for vascular interventions

Drug-eluting stents more beneficial to patients undergoing saphenous vein graft angioplasty

Drug-eluting stents more beneficial to patients undergoing saphenous vein graft angioplasty

Invasive imaging technique can help achieve better outcomes in patients undergoing PCI

Invasive imaging technique can help achieve better outcomes in patients undergoing PCI