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Interventional Angiography

If an angiogram shows a dangerous build-up of plaque (atherosclerosis) inside an artery, angioplasty procedure may be performed.

Angioplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that helps to improve blood flow in the body’s arteries and veins.

Angioplasty typically involves inserting a tiny balloon into the artery through a catheter. When the balloon reaches the site of disease, it is inflated, pushing the obstruction out of the way and opening the artery. The balloon is then deflated and removed.

During angioplasty, a small wire mesh tube called a stent may be permanently placed in the newly opened artery or vein to help it remain open. There are two types of stents: bare stents (wire mesh) and covered stents (also commonly called stent grafts).

To schedule an appointment call (910) 715-2778 or (866) 415-2778 toll free. Please review the patient information on the procedure you are scheduled to have before your appointment:

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