5 Things to Know About Coronary Angioplasty and Stenting
Coronary Angiography

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Coronary artery disease (CAD) occurs when fatty deposits build up within coronary artery walls and harden into a substance called plaque. As plaque builds on coronary artery walls, the arteries clog up, narrow, and harden. Blood clots may develop and eventually, a serious blockage can occur. The blockage increases the risk of a heart attack. Coronary angioplasty and stenting are procedures that can improve blood flow through diseased coronary arteries. Knowing the facts about this life-saving procedure will help you make an informed treatment decision.

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