Midland Cardio-Vascular Services
Private Service, Cardiology, Vascular Surgery
Peripheral Vascular Disease
Balloon Angioplasty: a long thin tube (catheter) with a tiny balloon attached to the tip is inserted through a small incision (cut) made over an artery in your arm or groin. The catheter is guided through the arteries to the site of the blockage where the balloon is inflated to clear the blockage and, in some cases, a metal tube (stent) is inserted into the artery to keep it open.