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Peripheral Artery Angioplasty

  • Learn how angioplasty can open narrowed or blocked arteries in your legs to improve blood flow.

  • In this article, you'll learn the basics about peripheral arterial angioplasty, including how the procedure is done.

  • Drug-eluting stents prevent a coronary artery from narrowing again after angioplasty. They are coated with medicine that prevents scar tissue from growing into the artery. Stents are small, expandable tubes that are inserted during angioplasty into a narrowed or blocked section of the coronary artery to open the...

  • Guides you through the decision to have surgery for peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Covers what PAD is and how it is treated. Covers risks. Lists reasons for and against having surgery. Includes interactive tool to help you decide.

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