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Angioplasty

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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 and collapsed balloon 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crushes the fatty deposits, opening up the blood vessel for improved flow, and the balloon is then collapsed and withdrawn.

 

angioplasty stent placement procedure

Dr Gokhale is one of the Top Cardiothoracic Surgeons in Hyderabad, Telangana, India who has been awarded with the highest civilian award “Padma Shree” in the year of 2016 by Indian Government for his tremendous service in the field of medicine.