Were you looking for information about Angioplasty? Angioplasti is a common misspelling of angioplasty.
If you have a blocked artery, a healthcare provider may perform an angioplasty. This type of medical procedure allows your healthcare provider to open blocked coronary arteries, which are the arteries that provide oxygen and nutrients to your heart muscle. In many cases, an expandable device, called a stent, is inserted into your blocked artery after angioplasty to help keep the artery open for a longer period of time. Possible complications of this procedure include minor infections and temporary pain.
(For more information, click Angioplasty. This article offers an overview of what this type of medical procedure involves, including information on how to prepare for it and what kind of results you can expect after an angioplasty. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for more specific information.)