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  Angioplasty and Vascular Stenting
Angioplasty, also called balloon angioplasty, and vascular stenting are minimally invasive procedures performed by an interventional radiologist to improve blood flow in the body's arteries.
Angioplasty and vascular stenting for peripheral vascular disease (PVD) affecting arteries in the pelvis and legs are less successful when there are multiple leg vessels that are narrowed or when small vessels have to be opened.
Angioplasty and stent placement in the carotid artery has been approved by the FDA, but there is not much long-term data to know how well this works, or if there are potential complications that can develop from stents being placed in the carotid arteries.
www.radiologyinfo.org /en/info.cfm?pg=angioplasty   (2940 words)

  
 Coronary angioplasty and stenting: Opening clogged heart arteries - MayoClinic.com
Angioplasty is usually combined with implantation of a small metal coil called a stent in the clogged artery to help prop it open and decrease the chance of it narrowing again (restenosis).
Angioplasty is performed by a heart specialist (cardiologist) and a team of specialized cardiovascular nurses and technicians, usually in a cardiac catheterization laboratory.
Coronary angioplasty isn't considered surgery because it's less invasive — your body isn't cut open except for a very small puncture in a blood vessel in the leg, arm or wrist through which a small, thin tube (called a catheter) is threaded and the procedure performed.
www.mayoclinic.com /health/angioplasty/HQ00485   (2091 words)

  
  Coronary angioplasty and stenting: Opening clogged arteries - CNN.com
Angioplasty is usually combined with implantation of a stent in the clogged artery to help prop it open and decrease the chance of reblockage.
Angioplasty is also known as coronary artery balloon dilation, balloon angioplasty and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).
Angioplasty is performed by a heart specialist (cardiologist) and a team of specialized cardiovascular nurses and technicians, usually in a cardiac catheterization laboratory.
www.cnn.com /HEALTH/library/HQ/00485.html   (1714 words)

  
 Angioplasty Encyclopedia of Medicine - Find Articles
Angioplasty is a medical procedure used to widen the opening of a blocked artery by the insertion of a balloon-tipped catheter.
Angioplasty is a treatment used to improve the decreased blood flow resulting from blocked arteries, without removing blood vessels from another part of the body (which is often necessary in bypass surgery).
Angioplasty is also used in a similar manner in blocked arteries in the limbs, especially the legs, which is the result of peripheral vascular disease.
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 Angioplasty Summary
Angioplasty is the mechanical alteration of a narrowed or totally obstructed vascular lumen, generally caused by atheroma (the lesion of atherosclerosis).
Angioplasty and stenting is performed through a thin flexible catheter during Cardiac Catheterization with just a local anaesthetic to the groin (or wrist) where the catheter was inserted, often making heart surgery unnecessary.
Angioplasty carried out shortly after a myocardial infarction has a risk of causing a stroke of 1 in 1000, which is less than the 1 in 100 risk encountered by those receiving thrombolytic drug therapy.
www.bookrags.com /Angioplasty   (2329 words)

  
  Angioplasty Encyclopedia of Medicine - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
Angioplasty is a medical procedure used to widen the opening of a blocked artery by the insertion of a balloon-tipped catheter.
Angioplasty is a treatment used to improve the decreased blood flow resulting from blocked arteries, without removing blood vessels from another part of the body (which is often necessary in bypass surgery).
Angioplasty is also used in a similar manner in blocked arteries in the limbs, especially the legs, which is the result of peripheral vascular disease.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_g2601/is_0000/ai_2601000076   (994 words)

  
 NEMA - National Heart Council - Angioplasty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
Angioplasty is a medical procedure, which widens narrowed or blocked arteries so that the heart can get the blood and oxygen it needs to function properly.
Angioplasty relieves the chest pain usually experienced and reduces the risk of heart attack in people with severely narrowed arteries in the heart.
While angioplasty was originally done using a balloon as described, today angioplasty often employs the use of tiny blades, a drill, or laser attached to the tip of the catheter in place of the balloon.
www.nemahealth.org /programs/nhc/angioplasty.htm   (474 words)

  
 Health Library -
Angioplasty is a procedure in which a narrowed section of the coronary artery is dilated with a balloon catheter.
Angioplasty is at least as effective as (and possibly superior to) thrombolytics in the treatment of heart attack in medical centers where many procedures are performed.
Angioplasty with stenting, followed by a combination of medicines (such as clopidogrel and abciximab), may reduce the risk of a cardiac event, such as a heart attack or stroke, for some people.
yourhealth.healtheast.org /library/healthguide/en-us/illnessconditions/topic.asp?hwid=hw101356   (1458 words)

  
 Health Library -
Angioplasty is a procedure in which a narrowed section of the coronary artery is dilated with a balloon catheter.
Angioplasty is less invasive and has a shorter recovery time than bypass surgery, which is also done to increase blood flow to the heart muscle but requires open-heart surgery.
Angioplasty is at least as effective as (and possibly superior to) thrombolytics in the treatment of heart attack in medical centers where many procedures are performed.
yourhealth.goodshepherdhealth.org /library/healthguide/en-us/illnessconditions/topic.asp?hwid=hw101356&   (1444 words)

  
 Angioplasty
Angioplasty is a procedure in which a tiny device is inserted into narrowed blood vessels that supply blood to the heart.
Angioplasty is used to widen coronary arteries that have been narrowed significantly by fatty plaques.
Angioplasty also may be used to widen a narrowed artery in a limb, most often the femoral or iliac artery to the leg.
womenshealth.aetna.com /WH/ihtWH/r.WSIHW000/st.36134/t.36475.html   (1005 words)

  
 InteliHealth:
Angioplasty is a procedure in which a tiny device is inserted into narrowed blood vessels that supply blood to the heart.
Angioplasty is used to widen coronary arteries that have been narrowed significantly by fatty plaques.
Angioplasty also may be used to widen a narrowed artery in a limb, most often the femoral or iliac artery to the leg.
www.intelihealth.com /IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/9339/20745.html   (1131 words)

  
 VascularWeb: Angioplasty and Stenting
Angioplasty most often is used to treat peripheral arterial disease (PAD), which is another name for hardening of the arteries not involving supplying blood to your limbs or to organs in your body other than your heart.
Angioplasty can also be used, in some circumstances, to treat narrowed areas in your veins, which are blood vessels draining blood out of your limbs or organs.
Depending upon the circumstances, the angioplasty procedure may sometimes be performed at the time of the initial angiogram or angiography may be repeated at the beginning of the angioplasty procedure if circumstances require the angioplasty procedure to be done later on.
www.vascularweb.org /_CONTRIBUTION_PAGES/Patient_Information/NorthPoint/Angioplasty_and_Stenting.html   (2323 words)

  
 Lifespan's A - Z Health Information Library - Angioplasty
Angioplasty is a medical procedure in which a balloon is used to open narrowed or blocked blood vessels of the heart (coronary arteries).
Traditional angioplasty involves the use of a balloon catheter -- a small, hollow, flexible tube that has a balloon near the end of it.
If the arteries are not sufficiently widened by angioplasty or the blockages are too severe to be treated by angioplasty, CABG may be recommended.
www.lifespan.org /adam/healthillustratedencyclopedia/1/002953.html   (725 words)

  
 What Is Coronary Angioplasty?
Coronary angioplasty is a medical procedure during which narrowed arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle are widened, to allow for improved flow of blood through these arteries to the heart, without the need for open heart surgery.
Atherectomy is a form of angioplasty that uses tiny blades or a drill-like tip on the end of the catheter to cut away or drill through the plaque.
Angioplasty that is done in the arteries of the heart is called coronary angioplasty, while angioplasty that is done in arteries in other parts of the body is called peripheral angioplasty.
www.ehealthmd.com /library/angioplasty/AGO_whatis.html   (849 words)

  
 Angioplasty
Angioplasty is a technique used to dilate an area of arterial blockage with the help of a catheter that has an inflatable small sausage-shaped balloon at its tip.
Angioplasty physically opens the channel of diseased arterial segments (see below), relieves the recurrence of chest pain, increases the quality of life and reduces other complications of the disease.
Cardiac catheterization (cath) is a specialized study of the heart during which a catheter or thin hollow flexible tube is inserted into the artery of the groin or arm.
www.heartsite.com /html/ptca.html   (1708 words)

  
 Angioplasty - All Sections (printer-friendly)
Angioplasty is an alternative to coronary bypass surgery, which is a major operation.
If your angioplasty is not done as an emergency, you will meet with your cardiologist before the procedure to have a physical exam and discuss the procedure.
Angioplasty is performed in a special part of the hospital called the cardiac catheterization (kath-eh-ter-ih-ZA-shun) lab.
www.nhlbi.nih.gov /health/dci/Diseases/Angioplasty/Angioplasty_All.html   (1907 words)

  
 Angioplasty
The purpose of cardiac angioplasty is to open arteries that have become partially blocked by a build-up of plaque (a combination of cholesterol and other fats, calcium, and other elements in blood).
In some cases, an angioplasty is done immediately when a cardiac catheterization procedure shows that you have narrowed coronary arteries.
Complications of an angioplasty are rare, but may include: bleeding that results from a puncture of a large blood vessel; blood clots in a catheterized blood vessel; collapse or tear in a blood vessel; and restenosis, or excess scar tissue in an artery that may cause more blockage.
www.capitalcardiology.com /angioplasty.htm   (1323 words)

  
 Angioplasty for coronary artery disease
Angioplasty is less invasive and has a shorter recovery time than bypass surgery, which is also done to increase blood flow to the heart muscle but requires open-heart surgery.
Angioplasty is considered very effective for reestablishing blood flow during a heart attack.
Angioplasty is at least as effective as (and possibly superior to) thrombolytics in the treatment of heart attack in medical centers where many procedures are performed.
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 Angioplasty
Angioplasty is a term describing a procedure used to widen vessels narrowed by stenoses or occlusions.
Angioplasty procedures are performed on hospital inpatients in facilities for proper monitoring and recovery.
Angioplasty was originally performed by dilating the vessel with the introduction of larger and larger stiff catheters through the narrowed space.
www.healthatoz.com /healthatoz/Atoz/ency/angioplasty.jsp   (1126 words)

  
 Angioplasty | World of Health
Angioplasty is a medical procedure used to widen an artery that is narrowed or blocked.
Coronary angioplasty is performed by a cardiologist, a physician who specializes in heart disorders.
Once completed, the angioplasty will result in a return of adequate blood supply to the region that was previously deprived of blood and oxygen.
www.bookrags.com /research/angioplasty-woh   (591 words)

  
 Coronary angioplasty - PTCA procedure, balloon for blocked arteries
Angioplasty does not involve open heart surgery; a catheter is threaded through an artery in the groin or arm to reach the coronary arteries of the heart.
Angioplasty is not suitable for everyone with angina as you may have too many narrowed sections in your coronary arteries or the narrowed sections may be too long or too narrow.
The angioplasty may need to be repeated straight away or, in about two out of 100 people who have an angioplasty, emergency coronary artery bypass graft surgery may be needed to bypass the affected veins.
hcd2.bupa.co.uk /fact_sheets/html/coronary_angioplasty.html   (1508 words)

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