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Angioplasty – Balloons Course

Learn everything about compliant, non-compliant, and semi-compliant balloons

What you'll learn in this course

This course will explore balloons in much more detail. Coronary angioplasty balloons are used to crush the plaque (that makes up the stenosis being treated) to the inner wall of the coronary artery. The aim of which is restore blood flow within the diseased artery prior to placement of a stent.


They are initially passed over a guide wire (that was already placed through the stenosis) and pushed down to the stenosis site ready for inflation. Contrast dye is used to expand the balloon, not air, so that it can be visualised under x-rays and eliminate the risk of air embolus should the balloon pop.

This course will teach you the role and construction of a balloon, the different types and when they should be used, preparation, and much more.

Here's a sample of our content

Comprised of 10 lessons, you will learn everything you've ever wanted to know about Guide Wires used in Coronary Angioplasty.

Here is a quick preview of some of our content.

Learn about the different types of balloons, including compliant, semi-compliant, & NC.

Learn about the different designs including monorail and over-the-wire types

Learn about pre & post balloon dilations, & how to correctly size to minimise complications.

Explore complications such as excessive dissections, perforations, and balloon ruptures.

"There is no other digital learning that comes close. This is the cath lab teaching tool we have been waiting for............."

Mark Bowers

Divisional Intervention Lead, Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

Two Simple Payment Options

We like to keep things simple for you.

That is why we've given you two choices of how to access the content. Choose either a single course or all courses.

Single Course

$39

One-time fee, USD


  • Unlimited access to the Balloons course forever, including updates
  • Available on all devices, anywhere, anytime
  • 30-day money back guarantee

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?

You have unlimited access to the Balloons course on this website forever. It is a completely self-paced online course - so you decide when you start and when you finish, across any and all devices you own.

How do I manage my courses?

After enrolling, click on your profile image in the top right of the page. Here you can choose several options including how to Manage Subscriptions.

What if I am unhappy with the course?

We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

Your Instructor


Dr Javed Ehtisham
Dr Javed Ehtisham

Consultant Interventional Cardiologist

Dr Ehtisham graduated from Cambridge University in the United Kingdom, and completed his cardiology training in London, Oxford, and France. He obtained his PhD in Oxford and co-authored the educational book Oxford Case Histories in Cardiology. His sub-speciality interest is in complex angioplasty and chronic total occlusions. Dr Ehtisham also pioneered a novel transradial access training program for nurses where he currently works at Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.