Angioplasty is a type of interventional cardiac surgery developed to treat the blockage of arteries.
The consumption of fats and salt may result in the thickening of the walls of arteries, and eventually their blockage.
This can lead to cardiac problems, like strokes and even death.
In an angioplasty, the surgeon inserts a special type of catheter inside a blocked artery. A catheter is a small, thin wire or tube that is used to conduct procedures in very small places.
Recovery is quick because it doesn’t require major incisions.
In an angioplasty, the catheter is used to place a balloon inside the blocked artery. It is then inflated, typically through water pressure. As the balloon expands, it pushes open the artery, which allows the natural flow of blood to resume.
The balloon is then deflated and taken out. If the blockage is very extensive, a stent (a short tube) is left to help keep the artery open.
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