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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 The balloon is then deflated and the catheter is withdrawn.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.
In one unusual circumstance smoking may actually be good for you

In one unusual circumstance smoking may actually be good for you

Financially burdened patients more likely to die after coronary revascularization

Financially burdened patients more likely to die after coronary revascularization

Higher volume may not guarantee higher quality angioplasty and stenting

Higher volume may not guarantee higher quality angioplasty and stenting

Nonalcoholic beer impart cardiovascular benefits without the negative effects of alcohol

Nonalcoholic beer impart cardiovascular benefits without the negative effects of alcohol

New stent appears safe and effective for preventing arteries from reclosing in coronary heart disease patients

New stent appears safe and effective for preventing arteries from reclosing in coronary heart disease patients

Bypass surgery results in better five-year survival than balloon angioplasty and stent procedures

Bypass surgery results in better five-year survival than balloon angioplasty and stent procedures

Fish oil reduces heart attack and blood vessel disease

Fish oil reduces heart attack and blood vessel disease

FDA recommends approval of stenting to prevent stroke

FDA recommends approval of stenting to prevent stroke

Growth factor protein succeeds in growing new coronary arteries

Growth factor protein succeeds in growing new coronary arteries

Stenting for Stroke Prevention is More Effective Than Surgery in Keeping Blood Vessels Open

Stenting for Stroke Prevention is More Effective Than Surgery in Keeping Blood Vessels Open

New treatment for heart attacks

New treatment for heart attacks

New Computer-Aided Approach Helps Doctors Tailor The Dosage of Abciximab

New Computer-Aided Approach Helps Doctors Tailor The Dosage of Abciximab