- 30 Day & 24 Hour Holter Monitoring
- Adult Transthoracic Echocardiography (ECHO)
- Cardiac Catheterization
- Cardiac Intervention (Angioplasty/Stents)
- Evaluation of Dizziness and Fall Risk
- Heart Disease Prevention, Evaluation, and Management
- Internal Medicine
- Pacemaker and Loop Recorder Implantation
- Peripheral Arterial Disease Testing
- Stress Testing Including Nuclear and Echo
Coronary angioplasty, also known as percutaneous coronary intervention, is a procedure used to open clogged heart arteries. The procedure involves temporarily inserting and inflating a tiny balloon where the artery is clogged to help widen the artery.
Angioplasty is often combined with the permanent placement of a small wire mesh tube called a stent to help prop the artery open and decrease its chance of narrowing again.
Angioplasty can improve symptoms of blocked arteries. These symptoms can be chest pain and shortness of breath. Angioplasty can also be used during a heart attack to quickly open a blocked artery in order to reduce the amount of damage to the heart.
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