We offer a range of procedures to treat blocked arteries in the heart, neck and legs, including angioplasty and stenting.
An angioplasty restores blood flow through arteries that are narrowed or blocked by plaque.
In this procedure, the doctor threads a thin tube called a catheter through a blood vessel to the blocked artery. The doctor then inflates a small balloon at the end of the tube to push the plaque outwards, which widens the artery and helps restore blood flow. The procedure can improve chest pain caused by reduced blood flow and minimize damage to the heart muscle in the event of a heart attack.
A coronary angioplasty treats blockages in the arteries in the heart, a carotid angioplasty is used to open a narrowed carotid artery and peripheral angioplasty is performed on blockages in the arteries in the legs.
A stent is a small tube that is permanently placed inside an artery to keep it open. Stents usually placed after an angioplasty.