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Transcript of Angioplasty
The patient with the blocked artery or vessel will arrive at the hospital to receive the angioplasty.
The cardiologist will make an incision in the arm or leg in order the get to the artery.
What is an Angioplasty?
An Angioplasty is a surgical repair or unblocking of a blood vessel, especially a coronary artery.
The catheter is removed from the patient
Patient may have to stay over night, then return home the following day.
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The catheter is then inserted into the arm or leg artery.
The cardiologist must use the
electric waves from the hearts
septum in order to see where
the blockage is at in the particular
vessel or artery.
Once the cardiologist finds the
blockage, he aligns the blockage with the balloon, and inflates it to the point that the vessel or artery is opened up and unblocked.