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Angioplasty. One form is called balloon angioplasty, shown here. A balloon catheter is threaded into

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Angioplasty. One form is called balloon angioplasty, shown here. A balloon catheter is threaded into the blocked coronary artery and positioned into the obstructed area. The balloon is then inflated, which presses the plaque against the vessel wall. After the balloon catheter is withdrawn, the plaque remains flattened, improving the flow of blood through the vessel.
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