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Coronary Angioplasty (PCI, PTCA)

During Coronary Angioplasty, the physician uses a balloon-tipped catheter to open one or more narrowed or blocked arteries in the heart. After opening a blocked artery, the physician may place an expandable mesh stent within the vessel to hold it open.

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