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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.
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

Coronary artery bypass graft surgery provides better health status, quality of life in diabetic patients

Coronary artery bypass graft surgery provides better health status, quality of life in diabetic patients

Noncardiac surgery after recent coronary stent linked with increased risk of adverse cardiac events

Noncardiac surgery after recent coronary stent linked with increased risk of adverse cardiac events

Final patient completion of phase II study of TR040303 in patients treated for acute myocardial infarction announced by Trophos

Final patient completion of phase II study of TR040303 in patients treated for acute myocardial infarction announced by Trophos

CRF to present groundbreaking clinical trial findings at TCT 2013 scientific symposium

CRF to present groundbreaking clinical trial findings at TCT 2013 scientific symposium

Use of anticoagulant does not reduce ischemic events among patients undergoing PCI

Use of anticoagulant does not reduce ischemic events among patients undergoing PCI

Researcher receives $3.52 million grant to study epicardial fat in arteries of heart

Researcher receives $3.52 million grant to study epicardial fat in arteries of heart

Zinc exhibits ideal physiological corrosion behavior for bioabsorbable stents

Zinc exhibits ideal physiological corrosion behavior for bioabsorbable stents

Dual antiplatelet therapy improves outcomes in patients undergoing coronary stenting

Dual antiplatelet therapy improves outcomes in patients undergoing coronary stenting

Different financial incentives between Medicare Advantage and FFS influence use of CV procedures

Different financial incentives between Medicare Advantage and FFS influence use of CV procedures

Abbott starts ABSORB Japan trial to evaluate Absorb BVS in patients with CAD

Abbott starts ABSORB Japan trial to evaluate Absorb BVS in patients with CAD

Omega-3 fatty acids may reduce inflammation associated with cardiovascular procedures

Omega-3 fatty acids may reduce inflammation associated with cardiovascular procedures

Researchers examine new zinc-based bioabsorbable stents

Researchers examine new zinc-based bioabsorbable stents

Drug-eluting stents can keep clogged leg arteries open and prevent leg amputation

Drug-eluting stents can keep clogged leg arteries open and prevent leg amputation

Interventional endovascular therapy is safe but does not improve MS outcomes: Study

Interventional endovascular therapy is safe but does not improve MS outcomes: Study

Major bleeding after PCI may increase in-hospital mortality

Major bleeding after PCI may increase in-hospital mortality

EDTA chelation, high-dose vitamins/minerals may provide additional benefit for MI patients

EDTA chelation, high-dose vitamins/minerals may provide additional benefit for MI patients

Clopidogrel pretreatment for PCI does not reduce risk of overall mortality

Clopidogrel pretreatment for PCI does not reduce risk of overall mortality