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Angioplasty (Angioplasty, Transluminal) Summary

Description: Reconstruction or repair of a blood vessel, which includes the widening of a pathological narrowing of an artery or vein by the removal of atheromatous plaque material and/or the endothelial lining as well, or by dilatation (BALLOON ANGIOPLASTY) to compress an ATHEROMA. Except for ENDARTERECTOMY, usually these procedures are performed via catheterization as minimally invasive ENDOVASCULAR PROCEDURES.

Also Known As: Angioplasty, Transluminal; Angioplasties; Angioplasty, Percutaneous Transluminal; Endoluminal Repairs; Repair, Endoluminal Show All >>

Networked: 13857 relevant articles (948 outcomes, 1790 trials/studies) for this Therapy

Key Diseases for which Angioplasty is Relevant

  1. Pathologic Constriction (Stenosis) : 190 outcomes 209 studies in 2834 results
  2. Myocardial Infarction : 170 outcomes 647 studies in 3207 results
  3. Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) : 58 outcomes 22 studies in 439 results
  4. Ischemia : 54 outcomes 95 studies in 699 results
  5. Thrombosis (Thrombus) : 51 outcomes 56 studies in 770 results
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Drugs Related to Angioplasty

  1. glucuronyl glucosamine glycan sulfate (Vessel)
  2. abciximab (ReoPro)
  3. Heparin (Liquaemin)
  4. Platelet Membrane Glycoprotein IIb
  5. Glycoproteins (Glycoprotein)
  6. Urokinase-Type Plasminogen Activator (Urokinase)
  7. tirofiban (Aggrastat)
  8. Aspirin (Acetylsalicylic Acid)
  9. bivalirudin (Angiomax)
  10. Dobutamine
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Therapies Related to Angioplasty

  1. Stents
  2. Transplants (Transplant)
  3. Thrombolytic Therapy
  4. Catheters
  5. Carotid Endarterectomy
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