Angioplasty

Bookmark and Share

Angioplasty (also called percutaneous coronary intervention or PCI) opens blocked arteries and restores normal blood flow to your heart muscle. It is done through a small puncture in a leg or arm artery and opens a clogged heart artery by inflating a tiny balloon in it. It is often combined with implantation of a stent to help prop the artery open and decrease the chance of another blockage.

x

Feedback Form

Tell us what you think of our Cardiovascular Media Library.

Please select one of the following:

*I am a: 
 
*Topic Rating:

 
ExcellentGoodAveragePoor
 
The content in the Cardiovascular Media Library is for your information and education purposes only. The Cardiovascular Media Library is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment for specific medical conditions. Please contact your healthcare provider if you have medical questions or healthcare concerns.

Comments:
By providing your comments, we may use them as anonymous testimonial.
 
  I would like to receive information for from the American Heart Association.
 
*Email:  

Email addresses will not be distributed or shared without your permission.
 

* Indicates required field.