Angioplasty and Vascular Stenting

Scheduled at Bridgeport Hospital or St. Vincent’s Medical Center

Angioplasty and vascular stenting help improve blood flow in arteries and veins. In both treatments, our radiologists use imaging to guide a catheter (a long, thin plastic tube) into an artery or vein and advance it to the problem area—a narrowing or blockage that is limiting blood flow. In angioplasty, a balloon is inflated to open the blood vessel, then is deflated or removed. Sometimes a stent, a small flexible tube, is permanently placed after angioplasty to help keep the artery or vein open.

Angioplasty, with or without vascular stenting, is commonly used to treat conditions that involve a narrowing or blockage of arteries or veins throughout the body, including:

  • Atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries due to plaque
  • Peripheral artery disease (PAD), or narrowing of the arteries
  • Renal vascular hypertension—high blood pressure caused by the narrowing of kidney arteries

Angioplasty and Vascular Stenting is available at the following Advanced Radiology locations

Call to Schedule: 203-386-3164

Stratford – 2876 Main Street

Preparation

These procedures require no surgical incision or stitches and usually require no anesthesia. In most cases, these inpatient procedures require a single overnight hospital stay.

Do not eat or drink anything after midnight (12:00 a.m.) the night before your exam. No breakfast or water in the morning. Bring all medications with you to the hospital.