This clip is part of the sequence healthcare: coronary angioplasty

Credit: SCOTT DIXON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Coronary angioplasty, balloon insertion. Angiogram (blood vessel X-ray) footage of a blocked coronary artery being treated by a procedure known as coronary angioplasty. This operation uses a balloon catheter to open a blocked coronary artery and place a stent in the artery to reinforce the artery wall. Here, the balloon catheter is being placed at the site of the blockage (far left) ready to be expanded. This improves the previously impaired blood supply to the heart muscle. This can prevent conditions such as angina and heart attacks. A contrast medium is injected into the blood to highlight the blood vessels, a technique known as angiography. For a sequence showing four stages in this operation, see clips K005/3496, K005/3482, K005/3421 and K005/3469.

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Coronary angioplasty, balloon insertion

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