Part 1: Balloon and principle of Balloon Angioplasty in Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)

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Komgrit Tanisaro, MD


Balloon angioplasty has been one of the modalities of choice in the treatment of peripheral artery disease, or PAD, for many decades. Balloon technology was developed not only in the form of designs and materials but also as a new application with the introduction of cutting, cryo, or drug eluted principles. Many clinical trials have been studied and have changed clinical guidelines in the treatment of peripheral arterial disease. This content of this article includes the principle of balloon angio- plasty in atherosclerosis disease, types of balloon, materials, basic balloon selection with a focus on peripheral artery disease alone.


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Tanisaro K. Part 1: Balloon and principle of Balloon Angioplasty in Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD). BKK Med J [Internet]. 2016 Feb. 19 [cited 2023 Dec. 12];11(1):73. Available from:
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