Flashcard 4 - Cardiovascular Flashcard Set for the CCRN


The correct answer is:

balloon angioplasty


A balloon angioplasty is often performed in the event of peripheral vascular insufficiency. In this procedure, a balloon-tipped catheter is inserted into the vessel and inflated at the place of occlusion. A stent is placed inside the vessel to support the walls and maintain blood flow throughout.

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