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Stent Placement & Angioplasty

19636 N 27th Ave Suite 301

Phoenix, AZ 85027

(602) 200-9339

Fax: 602-246-8818

Understanding Angioplasty and Stents

Angioplasty is a minimally invasive, Endovascular procedure that uses the guidance of diagnostic imaging to help widen obstructed or narrowed veins and arteries. A balloon-tipped catheter is inserted into the narrow or blocked blood vessel and inflated. Upon Inflation of the balloon and expansion of the blood vessel and surrounding muscular wall, blood flow to the narrowed or blocked vessel immediately begins to improve. Additionally, a stent may be inserted at the time of ballooning to ensure the vessel remains open. From here, the balloon is deflated and withdrawn from the body.

What are some common uses of Angioplasty?

Angioplasty with or without vascular stenting is commonly used to treat conditions that involve a narrowing or blockage of arteries and veins. Including but not limited to:

• Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)

• Renal Vascular Hypertension

• Carotid Artery Stenosis

• Narrowing of large arteries due to atherosclerosis