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  1. A balloon is threaded into the artery and inflated thus breaking the plaque and widening the artery. (Web site)
  2. A balloon is placed inside the stent and inflated, which opens the stent and pushes it into place against the artery wall.
  3. A balloon is then expanded to crack the plaque and withdrawn, and the stent is inserted and deployed to open the vessel. (Web site)
  4. A balloon is inserted into the bone through the needle and inflated, restoring the height of the vertebra. (Web site)
  5. A balloon is then inserted and used to stretch the pulmonary valve and artery. (Web site)


  1. This procedure involves the passage of a balloon through the nose to help compress the bleeding varices. (Web site)


  1. The balloon stretches the artery and flattens the fatty deposits that cause narrowing.
  2. The inflated balloon compresses the atheroma that is narrowing the artery and widens the artery.
  3. The balloon is then withdrawn, but the stent stays in place, keeping the artery from narrowing again.


  1. A mortgage that is only partially amortized and so requires a lump sum (balloon) payment at maturity. (Web site)
  2. With a balloon mortgage, a lump sum payment ("Balloon Payment") is due at maturity. (Web site)
  3. Balloon Mortgage - A real estate mortgage that has a substantial amount of the principal due at the maturity of the balloon mortgage. (Web site)


  1. When a stent is placed a balloon is inserted initially to expand the stent where it locks in place and the balloon tipped catheter is removed.

Blocked Area

  1. There are several types of PTCA procedures, including: balloon angioplasty - a small balloon is inflated inside the blocked artery to open the blocked area.

Heart Muscle

  1. The balloon widens the artery to increase the flow of blood to the heart muscle. (Web site)


  1. In this procedure a tiny wire with a balloon at the end is put into a large artery in the groin or arm. (Web site)
  2. Like an ARM, interest rates on a balloon mortgage are typically lower than on a fixed rate mortgage.

Interest Rate

  1. The interest rate on the loan is generally fixed during the term of the note, but when the balloon comes due, the lender may refinance it at a higher rate. (Web site)
  2. Lenders of this type of loan may extend your balloon payment mortgage for another 23 years but with a new interest rate.

Heart Attack

  1. Possibility of a heart attack during or following inflation of the balloon. (Web site)
  2. Pravachol significantly reduced the risk of dying from heart disease or having another heart attack and the need for bypass surgery or balloon angioplasty. (Web site)


  1. The next step is to inflate a balloon to stop the blood flow momentarily so the clot does not flow downstream while you are retracting it outside the artery. (Web site)
  2. The doctor either breaks up the clot or inflates a tiny balloon against the blood vessel walls (angioplasty). (Web site)
  3. With the clot gone, doctors can proceed with balloon angioplasty to repair the fatty blockage, which caused the clot to lodge there in the first place. (Web site)


  1. This condition can be treated by a radiologist who re-expands the shunt with a balloon or repeats the procedure to place a new stent. (Web site)
  2. Once the catheter is in place in the carotid artery, the radiologist expands the stent with a balloon on the tip of the catheter.
  3. If the vein appears narrowed, the radiologist may do a balloon angioplasty or stent placement to widen it and help prevent future blockages. (Web site)


  1. A small balloon at the end of the tube is inflated to keep the barium inside. (Web site)
  2. A small balloon on the enema tip may be inflated to help you hold in the barium.
  3. A rectal balloon may also be inflated to help the patient retain the barium.


  1. If doctors are placing a stent in the artery, the stent is put at the tip of the catheter, over the balloon.
  2. Then doctors inflate the balloon to force the atheroma against the arterial wall and thus open the artery.
  3. Doctors use a long, thin tube called a catheter that has a small balloon on its tip. (Web site)


  1. Your doctor then inflates the balloon, opening up the narrowed pulmonary valve and increasing the area available for blood flow. (Web site)
  2. In this procedure, a doctor inflates a balloon inside the narrowed artery.
  3. The doctor may repeat this a few times, each time pumping up the balloon a little more to widen the passage for the blood to flow through.


  1. The surgeon then inflates the balloon, withdraws it and leaves the stent behind to act as a supporting mesh, keeping the artery open. (Web site)
  2. If stones are identified, the surgeon inserts a tube with an inflatable balloon to widen the duct. (Web site)
  3. A surgeon inserts a catheter with a deflated balloon into the narrowed part of the artery.


  1. Rather than making an incision near the opening of the duct, a balloon is inflated to widen the passage.
  2. The balloon is then inflated at a point beyond the clot and used to translate the obstructing material back to the point of incision. (Web site)
  3. Stents are sometimes implanted through the same incision after balloon angioplasty has been performed.


  1. If left unchecked, the body would blow up like a balloon, tissues would be destroyed, and death would take place. (Web site)
  2. The male frigate has an astonishing ability to blow up his red throat, much like a large balloon, when he is mating. (Web site)


  1. Once the balloon reaches the selected section it is inflated, thereby expanding the clogged area and permitting an increased blood flow.
  2. The second balloon is inflated, expanding the stent and lodging it in the artery where it remains.
  3. This meant that the universe happened to be expanding in every direction, in the same way a balloon expands when filled with air. (Web site)


  1. In figure B, the balloon is inflated, compressing the plaque and restoring the size of the artery.
  2. In kyphoplasty, a balloon is first inflated, thereby restoring the vertebral body height and reducing kyphosis, followed by low-pressure cement injection.


  1. Once the balloon reaches the blockage, it is inflated, pushing the clot and plaque out of the way to open the artery. (Web site)
  2. The inflated balloon compresses the plaque, pushing it against the wall of the artery and slightly stretching the artery.


  1. A small balloon is filled with air inside the blood vessel to push the plaque against the blood vessel wall and increase the opening.
  2. The caregiver inflates the balloon to push the fatty deposits against the artery wall.
  3. The goal of balloon angioplasty is to push the fatty plaque back against the artery wall to make more room for blood to flow through the artery. (Web site)


  1. Aortic valvuloplasty is the repair of a stenotic aortic valve using a balloon catheter inside the valve.
  2. The balloon is inflated to open and separate any narrowed or stiffened flaps (called leaflets) of a valve.


  1. The balloon is removed once the cardiologist has determined that the opening of the valve is wide enough. (Web site)
  2. When the catheter reaches the atheroma, the balloon is inflated, opening up the stent.
  3. People who have few areas affected by PVD may be treated with angioplasty by opening up the blood vessel with a balloon placed on the end of a catheter.


  1. The balloon is then inflated to stretch open the narrow area of the blood vessel or heart valve. (Web site)
  2. Angioplasty is the use of a balloon to stretch up a narrowed artery. (Web site)
  3. When the tube is placed in the narrowed valve, the balloon is inflated to stretch the area open. (Web site)


  1. He also specializes in balloon angioplasty, and if necessary, stent placement for coarctation of the aorta and for pulmonary artery stenosis.
  2. More recently, lesions that do not respond with balloon dilatation are effectively treated by implanting metallic slotted tubes in the aorta (stents).
  3. Antioxidant treatment inhibits the development of intimal thickening after balloon injury of the aorta in hypercholesterolemic rabbits. (Web site)


  1. The balloon is then inflated to widen the artery to allow blood flow to return to normal for patients suffering a myocardial infarction or heart attack.
  2. Once the balloon is inflated the plaque material that is clogging the artery is compressed to the side creating a wider channel for blood to flow.
  3. When the balloon is inflated, the aorta widens and blood flows more easily. (Web site)

Coronary Artery

  1. When the balloon of is inflated, the stent expands or opens up and pushes itself against the inner wall of the coronary artery.
  2. The guide wire is used to move a balloon and the stent into the coronary artery.
  3. The balloon catheter is deflated and removed, leaving the stent permanently in place to hold the coronary artery open.

Coronary Arteries

  1. Kawasaki disease can weaken the wall of one or more of the coronary arteries, causing it to bulge or balloon out. (Web site)
  2. Peripheral angioplasty refers to the use of a balloon to open a blood vessels outside the coronary arteries. (Web site)
  3. What the Procedure Does Special tubing with an attached deflated balloon is threaded up to the coronary arteries. (Web site)


  1. Buy a balloon helicopter & rocket at HearthSong.


  1. A rockoon (derived from the terms rocket and balloon) was an extension to the rocket, which allowed the rocket to achieve further distance.
  2. A rockoon is a rocket that is launched from a high altitude balloon. (Web site)


  1. However, that rarely happens because the tube used to inject the barium has a balloon on the end of it that prevents the liquid from coming back out. (Web site)
  2. Now hold the stethoscope to the balloon and blow in and out on one end of the tube to slightly inflate the balloon. (Web site)
  3. During an angiogram, a small tube called a catheter with a balloon at the end is put into a large blood vessel in the groin (upper thigh) or arm. (Web site)

Foley Catheter

  1. After the Foley catheter is inserted, the balloon is filled with sterile water. (Web site)
  2. A Foley catheter is a thin bendable tube with a balloon on the end.
  3. Unlike the Foley catheter, it has no balloon on its tip and therefore cannot stay in place unaided.


  1. Angioplasty is a medical procedure in which a balloon is used to open narrowed or blocked blood vessels of the heart (coronary arteries). (Web site)
  2. Coronary angioplasty is a medical procedure in which a balloon is used to open a blockage in a coronary (heart) artery narrowed by atherosclerosis. (Web site)
  3. This device has a balloon attached to the end of a catheter and is threaded up into the aorta, the main artery leaving the heart.

Improving Blood

  1. The balloon is repeatedly inflated and deflated to open and stretch the artery, improving blood flow.
  2. Once there the balloon is inflated, thereby causing the vessel to dilate and improving blood flow to the brain.


  1. The flight can take place in any aircraft, including powered aircraft, glider, balloon or airship.

Blood Vessel

  1. Once the balloon has been deflated and withdrawn, the stent stays in place permanently, holding the blood vessel open and improving blood flow.
  2. A tiny catheter tube is inserted into a blood vessel in the leg and threaded up to the aorta, where a balloon is inflated to expand the narrow area. (Web site)
  3. Then the balloon is inflated, compressing the plaque and enlarging the inner diameter of the blood vessel so blood can flow more easily. (Web site)

Blocked Coronary Artery

  1. Balloon Angioplasty is an interventional cardiology procedure that is used to open a partially blocked coronary artery.


  1. A small balloon at the tip of the enema tube may be inflated to help keep the barium inside your colon.
  2. The first balloon and the second balloon are inflated to sealingly engage the colon. (Web site)
  3. The balloon 710 is inflated a sufficient degree to sealingly engage the colon. (Web site)


  1. The stent, which is mounted on a small balloon, is guided to a coronary artery, and is expanded by inflating the balloon.
  2. Inflating the balloon stretches the narrowed artery.
  3. By inflating the balloon, the blockage is reduced, resulting in improved blood flow to the heart. (Web site)

Narrowed Area

  1. When this catheter reaches the narrowed area, the balloon is inflated to reopen the artery. (Web site)
  2. The balloon is inflated once the catheter has been placed into the narrowed area of the coronary artery. (Web site)
  3. A balloon at the end of the catheter is used to widen the narrowed area. (Web site)

Balloon Dilation

  1. A small device, called a stent, may also be placed in the narrowed area after the balloon dilation to keep the aorta open.
  2. Another procedure that may be done is balloon dilation.
  3. The balloon dilation intentionally tears part of the wall of the blood vessel.

Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty

  1. Coronary angioplasty is also called percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) or balloon angioplasty.
  2. Balloon angioplasty of the coronary artery, or percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA), was introduced in the late 1970's. (Web site)
  3. Catheters with a balloon on the tip are used in the procedure called percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty.


  1. As mentioned above, restenosis (reclosing of the artery) remains a major problem in treatment of atherosclerosis by balloon angioplasty. (Web site)
  2. Generalized model of restenosis after conventional balloon angioplasty, stenting and directional atherectomy. (Web site)
  3. The major limitation of balloon aortic valvuloplasty is a very high rate of restenosis.

Special Catheter

  1. A special catheter (tube) with a balloon in the tip is used to create an opening in the atrial septum (the wall between the left and right atria). (Web site)
  2. A special catheter with a balloon in the tip is used to create or enlarge an opening in the atrial septum (wall between the left and right atria).


  1. This hole provides an opening for the cardiologist to access the left atrium with a special catheter that has a balloon at the tip.
  2. Once the cardiologist has determined that the opening has been widened sufficiently, the balloon is deflated and removed.
  3. Once the catheter is in the heart, the cardiologist will pass an inflated balloon through the narrowed section of the aorta to stretch the area open.

Balloon-Tipped Catheter

  1. Balloon angioplasty uses a balloon-tipped catheter to flatten plaque and increase the blood flow past the deposits.
  2. Balloon Angioplasty - In this procedure, a balloon-tipped catheter is inserted into the affected coronary artery.
  3. Balloon valvuloplasty uses a balloon-tipped catheter to open a narrowed heart valve, improving the flow of blood in pulmonary stenosis.


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