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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 The balloon is then deflated and the catheter is withdrawn.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.
New exosome-coated stent repairs damaged tissue, heals vascular injury

New exosome-coated stent repairs damaged tissue, heals vascular injury

Researchers identify features associated with treatment refusal for severe type of heart attack

Researchers identify features associated with treatment refusal for severe type of heart attack

New surgical procedure reduces the rate of recurrent strokes among atherosclerotic patients

New surgical procedure reduces the rate of recurrent strokes among atherosclerotic patients

Stents or bypass surgery can improve outcomes in patients with stable ischemic heart disease

Stents or bypass surgery can improve outcomes in patients with stable ischemic heart disease

Cell-selective nanotherapy can help treat atherosclerotic plaques

Cell-selective nanotherapy can help treat atherosclerotic plaques

Age is a key factor in sex-related outcomes after heart attack, indicates study

Age is a key factor in sex-related outcomes after heart attack, indicates study

Women face greater risk for heart failure and heart attack death than men, study finds

Women face greater risk for heart failure and heart attack death than men, study finds

Combination of polypill and aspirin can reduce cardiovascular events by up to 40%

Combination of polypill and aspirin can reduce cardiovascular events by up to 40%

Short, one-month dual anti-platelet treatment is safe and effective after stent placement

Short, one-month dual anti-platelet treatment is safe and effective after stent placement

Potent antiplatelet drug not superior to standard of care in reducing heart attack risk during angioplasty

Potent antiplatelet drug not superior to standard of care in reducing heart attack risk during angioplasty

Omega-3 fatty acids did not reduce risk of cardiac events in elderly heart attack survivors

Omega-3 fatty acids did not reduce risk of cardiac events in elderly heart attack survivors

Serious health inequities exist for racial and ethnic minorities with heart problems

Serious health inequities exist for racial and ethnic minorities with heart problems

Ellipsys Vascular Access System reduces time for dialysis treatments

Ellipsys Vascular Access System reduces time for dialysis treatments

Personalized genetic testing helps reduce adverse events following balloon angioplasty

Personalized genetic testing helps reduce adverse events following balloon angioplasty

Ellipsys System can help create durable vascular access for end-stage renal disease

Ellipsys System can help create durable vascular access for end-stage renal disease

Peptide-derived nanoparticle drug shows promise for treating heart attack

Peptide-derived nanoparticle drug shows promise for treating heart attack

Women's risk for cardiovascular disease is lower than that of men

Women's risk for cardiovascular disease is lower than that of men

Dual-pathway approach can lead to better outcomes in patients with heart stents

Dual-pathway approach can lead to better outcomes in patients with heart stents

SCAI releases statement on performance of PCI in ambulatory surgical centers

SCAI releases statement on performance of PCI in ambulatory surgical centers

Precision medicine can determine the best drug treatment for severe heart disease

Precision medicine can determine the best drug treatment for severe heart disease