Arteriogram, Angioplasty and Stenting Procedures in Houston, TX
An arteriogram, also known as an angiogram, is an X-ray-based procedure used to assess blood flow through your arteries. A contrast agent, or dye, is injected prior to the procedure to better visualize the process.
Angioplasty is a minimally invasive procedure performed to improve blood flow in the body’s arteries and veins. During an angioplasty procedure, Synergy Vascular and Interventional’s imaging techniques are used to guide a balloon-tipped catheter (a long, thin plastic tube) into an artery or vein and advance it to where the vessel is narrow or blocked. The balloon is then inflated to open the vessel, deflated and removed.
In some cases, a small wire mesh tube called a stent may be permanently placed in the newly opened artery or vein to help it remain open. There are two types of stents: bare stents (wire mesh) and covered stents (also commonly called stent grafts).
Angioplasty can reduce discomfort, in many cases, immediately following the procedure. It improves blood flow to the heart and extremities, increases mobility and can reduce the risk of a heart attack or stroke.
Contact Synergy Vascular and Interventional today to learn more about improving your blood flow through minimally invasive procedures. Synergy Vascular and Interventional serves 10 outpatient centers in the greater Houston area including the communities of Pearland, Humble, Webster, Katy, Cypress, and The Woodlands, Texas. Call (713) 621-7436 to schedule your vascular and interventional procedure or visit our locations page to see which center is closest to you.