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.​

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