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?
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