Coronary angioplasty and stenting

A procedure generally used to treat chest pains or sensations that result from a lack of blood and oxygen to the heart muscle.

What’s coronary angioplasty and stenting?

An angioplasty is where a small balloon unblocks an artery by pushing cholesterol plaque aside to increase the diameter of the artery and improve blood flow.

The insertion of a stent usually occurs during the same procedure. Stents are a form of metal mesh that act like scaffolding for the artery and help keep it open. Once in place, it’s not removable and becomes part of the artery wall over time.

This procedure is generally used to treat chest pains or sensations that result from a lack of blood and oxygen to the heart muscle (angina). In certain circumstances, angioplasty can reduce the risk of heart attack.

What happens during an angioplasty?

What you can expect.

Because it’s your life.

Generally, most treated blockages will not return. Although this can be affected by certain lifestyle factors such as smoking, diabetes, hypertension and cholesterol.

We’ll continue to work with you beyond your treatment to ensure you are moving forward for the better.

GenesisCare's Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) Registry

GenesisCare’s national cardiology clinical quality registries aim to improve the quality of care provided to patients with cardiovascular disease.

The registries enable the collection and reporting of clinical data to identify patient outcomes and issues that may impede more successful results, as well as ways to improve patient outcomes and benchmark our performance against national and international standards.

GenesisCare’s PCI registry demonstrates favourable outcomes globally. For further information please click here.

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