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- A hollow tube is inserted in the space.
- He had catheterization surgery for a heart attack.
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- She deftly threaded the needle.
- The entire stent is mounted on a balloon of a balloon angioplasty catheter to be nested.
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- The man connected two wires.
- The river suddenly narrows at this point.
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- This patient must have bypass surgery done.
A flexible tube called a catheter is put into a blood vessel in the arm, groin (upper thigh), or neck and threaded to the heart. Through the catheter, doctors can perform tests and treatments on the heart.
Very rarely, a child may need to have other procedures or surgery if inflammation narrows his or her coronary arteries and blocks blood flow to the heart. Coronary angioplasty (AN-jee-oh-plas-tee), stent placement, or coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) may be used.
Coronary angioplasty restores blood flow through narrowed or blocked coronary arteries. A thin tube with a balloon on the end is inserted into a blood vessel in the arm or groin. The tube is threaded to the narrowed or blocked coronary artery. Then, the balloon is inflated to widen the artery and restore blood flow.
A stent (small mesh tube) may be placed in the coronary artery during angioplasty. This device helps support the narrowed or weakened artery.
A stent can improve blood flow and prevent the artery from bursting.
Rarely, a child may need to have CABG.
This surgery is used to treat blocked coronary arteries. During CABG, a healthy artery or vein from another part of the body is connected, or grafted, to the blocked coronary artery.
The grafted artery or vein bypasses (that is, goes around) the blocked part of the coronary artery. This improves blood flow to the heart.