Angioplasty for peripheral arterial disease of the legs

Iliac artery is narrowed by plaque

Picture of peripheral arterial disease
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Angioplasty is used to open narrowed arteries and increase oxygen-rich blood flow to muscle and tissue.

Last Updated: October 16, 2009

Author: Robin Parks, MS

Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & David A. Szalay, MD - Vascular Surgery

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