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Balloon angioplasty of the coronary artery and stents (percutaneous coronary intervention, PCI) is a non-surgical procedure that relieves narrowing and obstruction of the arteries to the muscle of the heart. PCI can relieve chest pain (angina), minimize or stop a heart attack, or improve the prognosis of patients with unstable angina. The availability of stainless steel stents have expanded the spectrum of patients suitable for PCI.

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Terms related to Coronary Angioplasty:

  • Angioplasty
  • Balloon Angioplasty Of Heart
  • PCI
  • Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
  • Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty
  • PTCA
  • Stents