Coronary Angioplasty or Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI)
What is it?
It is a minimally invasive procedure performed in a specialized Xray suite or theatre called the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory.
It is also known as coronary angioplasty and is a procedure that is performed to open up blocked or narrowed coronary arteries that supply the heart muscle.
The narrowed or blocked coronary arteries are also known as coronary artery disease.
Why do I need to undergo a percutaneous coronary intervention?
PCI is performed to treat coronary artery disease. Your Cardiologist has weighed out the benefits and risks of the procedure and determined that there is a net benefit of you undergoing PCI.