What is engeoplasty?explain.

Asked by architsrivastava02 | 17th Feb, 2010, 08:42: AM

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Angioplasty is the technique of mechanically widening a narrowed or obstructed blood vessel; typically as a result of atherosclerosis. An empty balloon, not inflated, fixed on a guide wire, known as a balloon catheter, is passed into the narrowed locations and then inflated to a fixed size using water pressures some 75 to 500 times normal blood pressure (6 to 20 atmospheres). The balloon crushes the fatty deposits, so opening up the blood vessel to improved flow, and the balloon is then collapsed and withdrawn.

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Answered by  | 17th Feb, 2010, 09:47: AM

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