What Is Angioplasty? - Definition, Procedure & Recovery


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1. The first part of an angioplasty is similar to which one of the following?

2. Post-angioplasty patients should call their doctors in the 7-10 days following the procedure if which of the following occurs?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The practice questions on this quiz are designed to gauge your understanding of angioplasty procedures. Some of the elements you will be quizzed on include how angioplasty is performed and post-surgery symptoms that require medical attention.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet combo will allow you to check your understanding of:

  • The surgical treatment for left main blockage
  • The setting where angioplasty is performed
  • Reasons patient would contact doctor after surgery
  • Reasons patient would call 911 after surgery
  • Actions performed while ballon required for angioplasty is being inserted

Skills Practiced

Completing this lesson allows you to practice the following skills:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as post-surgery conditions when a patient should contact their doctor versus conditions when a patient must call 911
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding where and how angioplasty is performed
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about post-surgery symptoms of angioplasty

Additional Learning

Expand your knowledge of angioplasty by reviewing the corresponding lesson titled What is Angioplasty? - Definition, Procedure & Recovery. The lesson covers these objectives:

  • Explains what angioplasty is
  • Covers procedure used to detect blockage
  • Discusses the medical devices used to perform angioplasty
  • Details the process involved in performing angioplasty
  • Covers instructions patients need to follow during recovery