Heart Center

Peripheral Angioplasty

  • Under local anesthesia and through a tiny puncture in the groin area, a small balloon-tipped catheter is inserted into the affected artery and advanced to the site of the blockage.  
  • The balloon is inflated to flatten the fatty deposits and widen the artery.  Then a stent – a small, metal tube or “scaffold” – is inserted to keep the artery open.

For preparation instructions for this procedure, contact the Heart Center at Fairview Park Hospital.

For more information on Invision Imaging at North Florida Regional Medical Center, call (352) 333-4178.