Coronary angioplasty is a process that opens
up blocked or narrowed arteries in the heart. Over time plaque
can build up in arteries. An angioplasty can restore blood flow
to the heart. Angioplasty can improve the symptoms of a blocked
artery, including shortness of breath and chest pain.
During an angioplasty a tiny balloon is inserted into the
blocked artery and then inflated to widen the artery.
Often a stent is placed in the artery after the
angioplasty. A stent is a small wire mesh tube that
helps keep the artery open. Some stents are coated with a
medication that helps keep the artery open.
Angioplasty and stent implant procedures are performed through
cardiac catheterization. This process involves inserting a thin
hollow tube into the artery. This tube typically goes through
an artery in the groin and is guided through x-ray
Our cath labs are state-of-the-art and designed to give
patients a quick and effective response.