Electronic ISSN 2287-0237

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PART 1: BALLOON AND PRINCIPLE OF BALLOON ANGIOPLASTY IN PERIPHERAL ARTERIAL DISEASE (PAD)

FEBRUARY 2016 - VOL.11 | REVIEWS ARTICLE

Balloon angioplasty has been one of the modalities of choice in the treatment of peripheral artery disease, or PAD, for many decades. Balloon technology was developed not only in the form of designs and materials but also as a new application with the introduction of cutting, cryo, or drug eluted principles. Many clinical trials have been studied and have changed clinical guidelines in the treatment of peripheral arterial disease. This content of this article includes the principle of balloon angio- plasty in atherosclerosis disease, types of balloon, materials, basic balloon selection with a focus on peripheral artery disease alone.

Keywords:

angioplasty, peripheral artery disease, balloon

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Figure 1:
Diagram shows pathophysiology of artery plaques.
Figure 2:
The demonstrated mechanism of balloon angio- plasty on plaque.
Figure 3:
The right femoral artery shows an intimal flap after balloon angioplasty.
Figure 4:
Diagram shows the rule the rule of Laplace.
Figure 5:
Diagram of true multiple-lumen balloons.
Figure 6:
Diagram of monorail balloons.
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