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What is a Coronary Angioplasty?

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MEDICAL ANIMATION TRANSCRIPT: A coronary angioplasty procedure is also known as percutaneous coronary intervention. The procedure is done on blood vessels, called coronary arteries. They supply your heart muscle with oxygen. The goal is to restore blood flow if a substance, called plaque, has significantly narrowed these vessels. A wire mesh tube, called a stent may be placed in the treated area. The stent helps keep the coronary artery open. Your doctor will choose the proper size stent, which is compressed over a balloon. The stent will be moved into the artery over the same guidewire. When the balloon is inflated, the stent will expand and lock into place. After the balloon catheter is taken out, the stent will stay in place to hold the artery open.

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