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Coronary Angioplasty and Stenting

Atherosclerosis narrows and hardens the heart’s blood vessels, hence limiting the amount of the blood supply to the heart muscles. This may cause chest discomfort, breathlessness, irregular heart rhythm, fatigue and even a heart attack, especially during periods of physical exertion or stress.

Coronary angioplasty, also known as Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI), can help to increase blood supply to the heart. In PCI, a balloon is mounted on a thin wire and is moved forward into your coronary artery until it lies within the narrowed blood vessel(s).

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