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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 The balloon is then deflated and the catheter is withdrawn.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.
Researchers identify genetic factor linked to development of diabetic peripheral neuropathy

Researchers identify genetic factor linked to development of diabetic peripheral neuropathy

EU-funded researchers develop new therapeutic strategy for atherosclerosis

EU-funded researchers develop new therapeutic strategy for atherosclerosis

Researchers examine effects of prediabetes on cardiac risk of patients with CAD

Researchers examine effects of prediabetes on cardiac risk of patients with CAD

Researchers examine coatings of drug-coated balloon catheters at microscopic levels

Researchers examine coatings of drug-coated balloon catheters at microscopic levels

Study shows significant mortality benefit with CABG over percutaneous coronary intervention

Study shows significant mortality benefit with CABG over percutaneous coronary intervention

New drug minimizes damage after a heart attack by 60 percent

New drug minimizes damage after a heart attack by 60 percent

Opening blocked arteries may be lifesaver for older heart attack patients

Opening blocked arteries may be lifesaver for older heart attack patients

FDA approves Intact Vascular’s Tack Endovascular System

FDA approves Intact Vascular’s Tack Endovascular System

2019 guidelines for management of patients with atrial fibrillation

2019 guidelines for management of patients with atrial fibrillation

First international consensus on the diagnosis and management of fibromuscular dysplasia

First international consensus on the diagnosis and management of fibromuscular dysplasia

Simple technique to effectively treat underdiagnosed cause of debilitating chest pain

Simple technique to effectively treat underdiagnosed cause of debilitating chest pain

Research reveals new ways to better protect the kidneys from essential imaging tests

Research reveals new ways to better protect the kidneys from essential imaging tests

Intact Vascular to present TOBA II pivotal clinical trial data at VIVA Conference

Intact Vascular to present TOBA II pivotal clinical trial data at VIVA Conference

FDA approves new 5 mm diameter drug-eluting stent from Cook Medical

FDA approves new 5 mm diameter drug-eluting stent from Cook Medical

Current status of techniques to perform coronary atherosclerotic plaque modification

Current status of techniques to perform coronary atherosclerotic plaque modification

Researchers develop better options to treat peripheral artery disease

Researchers develop better options to treat peripheral artery disease

Drug coated balloons are as good as stent implants for treating small blocked arteries

Drug coated balloons are as good as stent implants for treating small blocked arteries

Restoring blood flow may be linked to longer survival in patients with critical limb ischemia

Restoring blood flow may be linked to longer survival in patients with critical limb ischemia

FDA grants marketing authorization for use of two catheter-based devices in hemodialysis patients

FDA grants marketing authorization for use of two catheter-based devices in hemodialysis patients

Patients diagnosed with high-sensitivity troponin test have lower risk of future heart attack

Patients diagnosed with high-sensitivity troponin test have lower risk of future heart attack