Advanced cardiac technology in the hands of our board-certified cardiologists can potentially stop a heart attack in progress, minimize damage to the heart muscle, or even prevent a heart attack.
We have extensive experience in coronary angiography to pinpoint the location and extent of heart-artery blockage, and in all the minimally invasive procedures that utilize special catheters to open clogged heart arteries and restore blood flow, including:balloon angioplasty, stent placement, and atherectomy.
These procedures can be powerful weapons in the fight to save heart tissue when a heart attack occurs. During a heart attack, heart muscle cells begin to die when blood flow through the coronary arteries is blocked because of a build-up of fatty plaque and blood clots inside the vessel walls. To preserve as much healthy heart muscle as possible, it is vital to intervene as soon as possible. The goal of an emergency angioplasty is to clear away the plaque "debris," restore blood flow and minimize heart damage. If a blockage is diagnosed before it triggers a heart attack, in many cases, angioplasty and drug treatment can prevent or delay a heart attack.
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