Heart & Vascular Clinic
HEART & VASCULAR INSTITUTE
T 08 8338 0499

F 08 8379 8094 E info@heartandvascular.com.au
240 Glen Osmond Road, Fullarton SA 5063
Brighton
T 08 8338 0499 | 1/497 Brighton Rd, Brighton SA 5048
Flinders Cardiac Clinic
FLINDERS CARDIAC CLINIC
T 08 8177 1599

F 08 8177 1589 E enquires@flinderscardiac.com.au
Level 6, Suite 606, 1 Flinders Drive,
Bedford Park SA 5042
Heart & Vascular Clinic
Coronary Angioplasty and Stenting

What is this test?

A coronary angioplasty is a procedure to stretch open a blocked or narrowed artery. It is performed in a similar way to coronary angiography, sometimes as part of the same procedure. Coronary angioplasty is done with a small balloon which is passed across the narrowing inside the coronary artery and then inflated to stretch it open, thereby improving blood flow. After widening the vessel with angioplasty, a stent may be inserted. Stents are tiny metal mesh tubes that are placed inside the coronary artery – they are designed to scaffold open the coronary artery walls with the intention of keeping the vessel open.

Contact Us

Heart and Vascular Institute/ Flinders Cardiac
Suite 606, level 6
Flinders Private Hospital
Bedford Park 5042
Telephone: 08 8177 1599 | Facsimile: 08 8177 1589

HEART & VASCULAR INSTITUTE
T 08 8338 0499
F 08 8379 8094 | E info@heartandvascular.com.au
240 Glen Osmond Road,
Fullarton SA 5063

FLINDERS CARDIAC CLINIC
T 08 8177 1599
F 08 8177 1589 | E enquires@flinderscardiac.com.au
Level 6, Suite 606, 1 Flinders Drive,
Bedford Park SA 5042