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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 The balloon is then deflated and the catheter is withdrawn.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.
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

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