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Arterial Angioplasty

Arterial Angioplasty is where a surgeon will insert a balloon or a stent to open blockages in arteries around the body.  While this usually requires a hospital stay of two nights, a General Anaesthetic is not always used.

Without this procedure, patients will suffer from Claudication, a condition where discomfort or tiredness is felt in the limbs after short exertion or walks.  This condition is caused by a hardening and narrowing of the arteries supplying blood to these limbs.