Angioplastia con balón - segmento corto

La angioplastia es un procedimiento que se utiliza para abrir arterias angostas o bloqueadas por depósitos de placa. Si el bloqueo no es importante, el problema puede ser corregido inflando el balón varias veces para comprimir la placa contra las paredes arteriales, lo que amplía el pasaje para que la sangre pueda pasar a través de él. Generalmente, se coloca un aparato llamado dilatador dentro de a arteria coronaria para mantener el vaso abierto.

Revision

Last reviewed 12/9/2012 by Glenn Gandelman, MD, MPH, FACC Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at New York Medical College; Private Practice specializing in Cardiovascular Disease in Greenwich, CT. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.

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