An intervention with introduction of catheters and balloons to dilate coronary atherosclerotic narrowing.
Any of the procedures used during an interventional cardiology procedure (angioplasty, atherectomy, or stent placement, for example)
(PCI) A type of heart procedure that includes both a balloon angioplasty ( percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty, or PTCA) and stents. The balloon is used to open a blocked artery. The stent is used to help keep the artery open after the balloon is removed.
A procedure, such as angioplasty, that opens a blocked blood vessel.
A surgical procedure that widens narrowed arteries, usually by a balloon that, when deflated, is threaded into the affected area, then inflated to expand the hole through which the blood flows through the artery. (See Angioplasty)
Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), commonly known as coronary angioplasty, is an invasive cardiologic therapeutic procedure to treat the stenotic (narrowed) coronary arteries of the heart. These stenotic segments are due to the build up of cholesterol-laden plaques that form due to coronary heart disease.