What you expected by angioplasty within medical science?


what you meant by angioplasty in medical field
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Angioplasty is a term describing a procedure used to widen vessel narrowed by stenoses or occlusions. Source(s): GP for more years than I care to remember
Angioplasty [Greek--aggeion = vessel; plassein = to form] means plastic surgery of blood vessel.
Coronary Angioplasty is a procedure to open narrowed or blocked blood vessels that supply blood to the heart. These blood vessels are call the coronary arteries.
A coronary artery stent is a small, metal mesh tube that expands inside a coronary artery. A stent is often placed after angioplasty. It helps prevent the artery from closing up again. A drug eluting stent has pills in it that helps prevent closing of the artery.
Angioplasty is also done in the carotid artery (artery main to the brain) and peripheral arteries. Source(s): http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/…
http://www.merck.com/mmpe/sec07/ch070/ch…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coronary_an…
http://www.medicinenet.com/coronary_angi…
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/angiopl…
Pocket Medical Dictionary by Nancy Roper.
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Coronary angioplasty – or PCI and PTCA – is a technique for treating coronary heart disease and angina. It help improve your blood supply to the heart muscle and can help to relieve angina symptoms.
A catheter – a fine, flexible, hollow tube – with a small inflatable balloon at its tip will be passed into an artery surrounded by either your groin or your arm. The operator then uses X-ray screening to direct the catheter into a coronary artery until its tip reach a narrow or blocked section.

The balloon will then be helpfully inflated so that it squashes the fatty tissue in the narrowed artery, allowing the blood to flow more easily. The catheter contains a stent - a small tube of stainless steel mesh. As the balloon is inflated, the stent expands so that it holds open the narrowed blood vessel. The balloon is tolerate down and removed, leaving the stent in place.
It is a method in which balloons are used to remove blockage of arteries within the heart.


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