What is an angioplasty?

An angioplasty is a procedure on a vein or an artery to improve blood flow. A deflated balloon is inserted through the groin or arm via a catheter. Once the balloon is in place it is inflated several times for a few seconds to open up the vessel and improve the blood flow.

Why is an angioplasty performed?

An angioplasty is performed to unblock a vein or an artery which has been blocked by plaque (fatty deposits on the wall of the vessel).

Having an angioplasty?

For more information please read our patient information brochure.

Angiogram & Angioplasty Brochure