Balloon angioplastyBBalloon angioplastyBalloon angioplastyEnglishCardiologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)HeartCardiovascular systemProceduresAdult (19+)NA2009-12-11T05:00:00ZFraser Golding, MD, FRCPC7.0000000000000065.0000000000000222.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Balloon angioplasty, also known as balloon dilation, is used to expand narrowed blood vessels. Read more about angioplasty.<br></p><p> Balloon angioplasty expands narrowed blood vessels. This page explains how this procedure will help your child with a heart condition. </p><h2> Key points </h2> <ul><li>During this procedure, a baloon is inflated to open narrow blood vessels and improve blood flow.</li> <li>This procedure can be used in coarctation of the aorta, pulmonary stenosis, and narrowing of veins such as the superior or inferior vena cava.</li> <li>Your child will be under a general anaesthetic during a balloon angioplasty.</li></ul>
Angioplastie par ballonnetAAngioplastie par ballonnetBalloon AngioplastyFrenchCardiologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)HeartCardiovascular systemProceduresAdult (19+)NA2009-12-11T05:00:00ZFraser Golding, MD, FRCPC7.0000000000000065.0000000000000222.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>On a recours à l’angioplastie par ballonnet, qui porte également le nom de dilatation par ballonnet, pour élargir des vaisseaux sanguins rétrécis. Lisez l’information relative à l’angioplastie.<br></p><p> L’angioplastie par ballonnet élargit les vaisseaux sanguins rétrécis. Cette page explique la manière dont cette intervention va aider votre enfant atteint d’une cardiopathie. </p><h2> À retenir </h2> <ul><li> Au cours de cette intervention, on va gonfler un ballonnet pour ouvrir les vaisseaux sanguins rétrécis et améliorer la circulation sanguine.</li> <li>On peut l’utiliser dans la coarctation de l’aorte, une sténose pulmonaire et le rétrécissement des veines telles que la veine cave supérieure ou inférieure.</li> <li>Votre enfant sera sous anesthésie générale au cours d’une angioplastie par ballonnet. </li></ul>

 

 

Balloon angioplasty1667.00000000000Balloon angioplastyBalloon angioplastyBEnglishCardiologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)HeartCardiovascular systemProceduresAdult (19+)NA2009-12-11T05:00:00ZFraser Golding, MD, FRCPC7.0000000000000065.0000000000000222.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Balloon angioplasty, also known as balloon dilation, is used to expand narrowed blood vessels. Read more about angioplasty.<br></p><p> Balloon angioplasty expands narrowed blood vessels. This page explains how this procedure will help your child with a heart condition. </p><h2> Key points </h2> <ul><li>During this procedure, a baloon is inflated to open narrow blood vessels and improve blood flow.</li> <li>This procedure can be used in coarctation of the aorta, pulmonary stenosis, and narrowing of veins such as the superior or inferior vena cava.</li> <li>Your child will be under a general anaesthetic during a balloon angioplasty.</li></ul><h2>What is balloon angioplasty?</h2><p>Balloon angioplasty, also known as balloon dilation, is a procedure to expand narrowed blood vessels and improve blood flow. It is used in conditions such as:</p><ul><li>coarctation of the aorta</li><li>pulmonary stenosis</li><li>narrowing of veins such as the superior or inferior vena cava</li></ul> <figure> <span class="asset-image-title">Balloon angioplasty of coarctation of the aorta</span> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Coarctation_aorta_balloon_angio_MED_ILL_EN.png" alt="" /> <figcaption class="asset-image-caption">A catheter with a deflated balloon on its tip is threaded through a blood vessel in the body up to the heart. When the balloon reaches the area of the coarctation it is inflated to open up the narrow area. The balloon is deflated and the catheter is removed. </figcaption> </figure> <h2>How is balloon angioplasty carried out?</h2><p>The procedure is performed while your child is under a general anaesthetic. This means that your child will be asleep during the procedure.</p><p>During the catheterization, the doctor threads a special catheter through your child’s blood vessels to the narrowed area. The team takes X-ray pictures and measurements of the coarctation. Then the team threads a deflated balloon on the tip of the catheter to the area of the coarctation. The balloon is then inflated to open up the narrowed area. Sometimes a second larger balloon is used to dilate the area further.</p><p>Sometimes the doctor may choose to put in a stent. A stent is a small metal tube made of stainless steel or another type of metal. The stent helps support the walls of the blood vessel to keep it open.</p><p>After the coarctation is opened up, the team takes a second set of pictures and measurements. The doctor then takes out the balloons and catheters and covers the cuts on your child’s legs with a bandage.</p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Coarctation_aorta_balloon_angio_MED_ILL_EN.pngBalloon angioplasty

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