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Balloon Angioplasty is a procedure to enlarge the opening in a blood vessel that has become narrowed or blocked by plaque (a buildup of fat and cholesterol on the inner wall of the blood vessel). A small balloon is filled with air inside the blood vessel to push the plaque against the blood vessel wall and increase the opening.
Cardiac arrest survivor meets four Good Samaritans who saved his life one year after recovery

Cardiac arrest survivor meets four Good Samaritans who saved his life one year after recovery

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

New drug minimizes damage after a heart attack by 60 percent

New drug minimizes damage after a heart attack by 60 percent

FDA approves Intact Vascular’s Tack Endovascular System

FDA approves Intact Vascular’s Tack Endovascular System

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

Current status of techniques to perform coronary atherosclerotic plaque modification

Current status of techniques to perform coronary atherosclerotic plaque modification

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

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

Heart attack linked to increased risk of developing vascular dementia

Heart attack linked to increased risk of developing vascular dementia

Biological bypass found safe for patients with coronary artery disease

Biological bypass found safe for patients with coronary artery disease

Philips showcase image guided therapy solutions at EuroPCR 2017

Philips showcase image guided therapy solutions at EuroPCR 2017

Transradial, same-day PCIs could save $300 million each year, research shows

Transradial, same-day PCIs could save $300 million each year, research shows

New report highlights trends in heart disease care in the U.S.

New report highlights trends in heart disease care in the U.S.

Loyola among first health systems to offer absorbable stent to heart patients

Loyola among first health systems to offer absorbable stent to heart patients

VentureMed Group receives FDA 510(k) clearance for FLEX Scoring Catheter

VentureMed Group receives FDA 510(k) clearance for FLEX Scoring Catheter

Cutting-edge vascular implant technology available at PinnacleHealth for patients with claudication

Cutting-edge vascular implant technology available at PinnacleHealth for patients with claudication

Acute mesenteric ischemia can be treated with balloon angioplasty

Acute mesenteric ischemia can be treated with balloon angioplasty

New methodology could spare kids from unnecessary heart surgery

New methodology could spare kids from unnecessary heart surgery