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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.
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

Ultrasound-activated microbubbles help preserve healthy heart tissue

Ultrasound-activated microbubbles help preserve healthy heart tissue

Restoring blood flow quickly after heart attack symptoms appear may help reduce heart damage

Restoring blood flow quickly after heart attack symptoms appear may help reduce heart damage

Open-heart bypass surgery is not an arduous operation, says Loyola surgeon

Open-heart bypass surgery is not an arduous operation, says Loyola surgeon

Elderly cardiac patients receive less evidence-based treatment compared to younger patients

Elderly cardiac patients receive less evidence-based treatment compared to younger patients

Routine use of thrombectomy in heart attack patients may increase risk of stroke

Routine use of thrombectomy in heart attack patients may increase risk of stroke

Patients with multiple narrowed arteries have better outcomes with CABG than with PCI

Patients with multiple narrowed arteries have better outcomes with CABG than with PCI

Scripps Green Hospital treats peripheral artery disease patient using new drug-coated balloon

Scripps Green Hospital treats peripheral artery disease patient using new drug-coated balloon

New study identifies crizotinib drug as possible new coating for drug-eluting stents

New study identifies crizotinib drug as possible new coating for drug-eluting stents

Rose Medical Center becomes first hospital in Colorado to perform new procedure for PAD patients

Rose Medical Center becomes first hospital in Colorado to perform new procedure for PAD patients

Power grid failure inside injured cardiac cells triggers post-heart attack arrhythmias

Power grid failure inside injured cardiac cells triggers post-heart attack arrhythmias

Calling 9-1-1 can speed access to lifesaving treatment, say cardiology researchers

Calling 9-1-1 can speed access to lifesaving treatment, say cardiology researchers

CSI's new Diamondback Peripheral 60cm systems receive FDA clearance for PAD treatment

CSI's new Diamondback Peripheral 60cm systems receive FDA clearance for PAD treatment

Sanford Hospital starts clinical trial to study dissolving device in patients with CAD

Sanford Hospital starts clinical trial to study dissolving device in patients with CAD

Prediction models can be useful for heart team to determine best treatment strategy

Prediction models can be useful for heart team to determine best treatment strategy

Chances of surviving a heart attack are much lower in UK than Sweden, shows study

Chances of surviving a heart attack are much lower in UK than Sweden, shows study