Coronary Angioplasty Index

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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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      • What are the symptoms and signs of peripheral artery disease?
      • How is peripheral artery disease diagnosed?
      • What are the treatments for peripheral artery disease?
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      • Peripheral vascular disease medications
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      Angina Article
      • What is angina?
      • What causes angina?
      • What are the different types of angina?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of angina?
      • How is angina diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for angina?
      • Angioplasty and coronary artery bypass surgery
      • What are other methods are used to evaluate angina?
      • What is the prognosis for angina?
      • Can angina be prevented?
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      Claudication Article
      • What is claudication?
      • What causes claudication?
      • What are the symptoms of claudication?
      • Why does claudication come and go?
      • What can cause the artery narrowing that leads to claudication?
      • Who typically is affected by claudication?
      • What are the risk factors for claudication and peripheral vascular disease?
      • How is claudication diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for claudication?
      • Can claudication be prevented?
      • What is the prognosis and treatment for patients with intermittent claudication?

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Terms related to Coronary Angioplasty:

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