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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 The balloon is then deflated and the catheter is withdrawn.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.
Shingles linked with higher long-term risk of major cardiovascular event

Shingles linked with higher long-term risk of major cardiovascular event

Restoring blood flow to the legs reduces pain, improves quality of life for people with peripheral artery disease

Restoring blood flow to the legs reduces pain, improves quality of life for people with peripheral artery disease

Bypass surgery linked to fewer amputations in people with severe peripheral artery disease

Bypass surgery linked to fewer amputations in people with severe peripheral artery disease

Novel drug lowers triglycerides, does not reduce cardiovascular events

Novel drug lowers triglycerides, does not reduce cardiovascular events

Heart risks associated with artificial sweeteners

Heart risks associated with artificial sweeteners

New guidelines recommend earlier detection and treatment of pulmonary hypertension

New guidelines recommend earlier detection and treatment of pulmonary hypertension

Mobile app-based program substantially improves cardiac rehabilitation participation

Mobile app-based program substantially improves cardiac rehabilitation participation

Myocardial fibrosis linked to worse cardiovascular outcomes in patients with hypertension

Myocardial fibrosis linked to worse cardiovascular outcomes in patients with hypertension

Nuclear stress testing can help shape physicians' decision to refer patients for heart procedures

Nuclear stress testing can help shape physicians' decision to refer patients for heart procedures

Study finds racial and ethnic disparities in cardiac rehabilitation participation regardless of income

Study finds racial and ethnic disparities in cardiac rehabilitation participation regardless of income

Novel ultrasound-assisted laser technique removes arterial plaque safely and efficiently

Novel ultrasound-assisted laser technique removes arterial plaque safely and efficiently

Disrupt PAD III Trial reveals consistent safety and effectiveness of intravascular lithotripsy

Disrupt PAD III Trial reveals consistent safety and effectiveness of intravascular lithotripsy

Study shows superiority of Chocolate Touch device for opening blocked arteries in the leg

Study shows superiority of Chocolate Touch device for opening blocked arteries in the leg

Children's Hospital Los Angeles becomes first in the world to implant cardiac stent in babies

Children's Hospital Los Angeles becomes first in the world to implant cardiac stent in babies

Drugs derived from activated protein C may limit ischemia and reperfusion injury, study suggests

Drugs derived from activated protein C may limit ischemia and reperfusion injury, study suggests

Efforts to prevent smoking, obesity could delay the need for angioplasty and stenting

Efforts to prevent smoking, obesity could delay the need for angioplasty and stenting

Study finds no difference in physician-patient gender concordance

Study finds no difference in physician-patient gender concordance

A study reports the first case of an upper extremity deep vein thrombosis (DVT) recurrence due to COVID-19 infection

A study reports the first case of an upper extremity deep vein thrombosis (DVT) recurrence due to COVID-19 infection

STEMI patients with multi-vessel disease have no benefit from FFR-guided PCI

STEMI patients with multi-vessel disease have no benefit from FFR-guided PCI

Pulmonary endarterectomy improves outcomes in patients with segmental disease

Pulmonary endarterectomy improves outcomes in patients with segmental disease