A minimally invasive procedure, balloon angioplasty for aortic coarctation involves the use of a catheter to both deliver and then inflate a balloon to the narrowed section of the descending aorta. This improves the blood flow by expanding the artery. The catheter is threaded from a vessel in the groin to the aorta. In some cases, a stent is placed after the angioplasty.
Also Known As:
- Catheter-based repair of aortic coarctation
- Aortic coarctation surgery
- Heart surgery
- Balloon surgery
- Aorta surgery
Conditions Treated with Balloon Angioplasty for Aortic Coarctation:
Balloon angioplasty for aortic coarctation is utilized to treat narrowing of the aortic artery.