Coronary Procedures & Interventions
Coronary angioplasty, also known as percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), is a procedure done to open clogged arteries. It’s often combined with the placement of a permanent stent: a small wire-mesh tube that helps prop open the artery and decrease the chance of it narrowing again. This procedure, and others like it, is a non-surgical procedure done by the cardiologists at UM Health-West Heart & Vascular, who are board-certified in emergent coronary interventions.
The goal of these treatments is to restore blood flow to the heart for people experiencing a heart attack. If blood flow can be restored in time, damage to the heart can be limited or prevented altogether.