A procedure used to widen partially blocked coronary arteries using a small balloon that is inflated in the narrowed section of the coronary artery.
a non-invasive procedure in which a catheter (a thin, flexible tube) with a deflated balloon at the tip is maneuvered into a narrow artery and inflated to open a blocked artery and allow more blood to reach the heart muscle
A nonsurgical procedure designed to dilate (widen or expand) narrowed coronary arteries. Also known simply as angioplasty.
A method of treating localized coronary artery narrowing using a special catheter with a cylindrical balloon surrounding it that can be inflated to dilate the narrowed vessel.
A procedure known as coronary artery balloon dilation, or balloon angioplasty. PTCA is a procedure used to dilate (widen) narrowed arteries. A doctor inserts a catheter with a deflated balloon at its tip into the narrowed part of the artery. Then the balloon is inflated, compressing the plaque and enlarging the inner diameter of the blood vessel so blood can flow more easily. Then the balloon is deflated and the catheter removed. It is a less traumatic and less expensive alternative to bypass surgery for some patients with coronary artery disease.
a technique to treat heart disease and chest pain by using angioplasty in the coronary arteries to permit more blood flow into the heart.
A minimally invasive procedure whereby a balloon dilatation catheter is passed through to the blocked area of an artery. Once inflated, the catheter compresses the plaque against the blood vessel wall, re-establishing blood flow. PTCA also can be performed with a stent, atherectomy, and/or radiation therapy. Also called angioplasty.
(PTCA) A type of heart procedure used to open narrowed blood vessels. A balloon is inserted into the narrowed artery where it is inflated, pressing fatty plaque against the wall of the artery. This helps increase the size of the lumen and improve blood flow to the heart.
also known as balloon angioplasty: non- surgical alternative to a CABG. It involves passing a long tube with a small balloon on the end through blood vessels, inflating the balloon and expanding a narrowed artery.
Commonly referred to as angioplasty or balloon angioplasty; a procedure used to open a narrowed area of the coronary artery, a blood vessel which supplies oxygen and nutrient-rich blood to the heart. First, a balloon-tipped catheter (a soft, hollow tube) is inserted into the narrowed area of the coronary artery. The balloon is then inflated, forcing the plaque against the artery walls and allowing for increased blood flow to the muscle. ( Read more)
a procedure in which a catheter is passed into the heart vessels in order to open up a blockage by inflating a small balloon.
(PTCA) - Angioplasty.
a procedure for treating diseased arteries.
A technique employed during cardiac catheterization in which a small balloon is inserted into a coronary artery and inflated to stretch a narrowed segment of the artery. Replaces coronary artery bypass surgery in selected cases. A type of therapeutic cardiac catheterization.
a procedure to open blocked arteries