Coronary Angioplasty: What Is It For And How Is It Performed?

is a minimally invasive therapeutic procedure, aimed at restoring the patency of a blood vessel, through the use of a balloon catheter and sometimes also the insertion of a stent (an expandable metal tube with mesh that serves to maintain the effects of the balloon).

of the heart.

Coronary angioplasty is one of the cardiac catheterization techniques: it, in fact, involves the conduction up to the inside of the coronary arteries of a special catheter, the use of a contrast agent visible to X-rays and an X-ray scanning instrument .

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