Coronary AngioplastyDr. Mangesh Danej
Angioplasty, also known as balloon angioplasty and percutaneous transluminalangioplasty (PTA), is a minimally invasive, endovascular procedure to widen narrowed or obstructed arteries or veins, typically to treat arterial atherosclerosis.
It is not major surgery. It is done by threading a catheter (thin tube) through a small puncture in a leg or arm artery to the heart. The blocked artery is opened by inflating a tiny balloon in it. With coronary angioplasty, a thin, expandable balloon is inserted into the clogged artery and is inflated.