Angioplasty (Balloon Angioplasty) is a procedure performed by cardiologists to help open narrowings in the coronary arteries. This procedure requires cardiac catheterization and involves passing a catheter with a balloon into the artery. The balloon is then blown up in the artery to eliminate the narrow area


Angioplasty is the mechanical alteration of a narrowed or totally obstructed ...
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Coronary Interventions: Angioplasty, Stents, and Atherectomy
... What are interventional procedures? Interventional procedures are nonsurgical procedures used to treat blocked coronary arteries and increase blood flow to the heart. (Figure 1 below)
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa Inhibitors
... Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors are medications used in treating patients who have unstable angina, certain types of heart attacks, and in combination with angioplasty with or without stent placement...
Source: Cleveland Clinic


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