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Angioplasty is an endovascular procedure to widen narrowed or obstructed arteries or veins, typically to treat arterial atherosclerosis. An empty, collapsed balloon, known as a balloon catheter, is passed over a wire into the narrowed locations and then inflated to a fixed size. The balloon forces expansion of the stenosis within the vessel and the surrounding muscular wall, opening up the blood vessel for improved flow, and the balloon is then deflated and withdrawn. A stent may or may not be inserted at the time of ballooning to ensure the vessel remains open.
Related Journals of Angioplasty
Angiology: Open Access, Cardiovascular Pharmacology: Open Access, Journal of Vascular Medicine & Surgery, Journal of Vasculitis, Journal of Hypertension: Open Access, American Journal of Cardiology,International Journal of Angiology - Thieme Connect, International Journal of Angiology - Thieme Medical, Cardiology and Angiology: An International Journal, International angiology: a journal of the International Union.