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Coronary Angioplasty Procedure Risks and Benefits

Coronary AngioplastyCoronary angioplasty is only performed when the patient’s heart is unable to pump blood freely. This happens when an artery becomes partially or completed blocked with plague. The procedure itself entails opening the chest cavity and repairing damage to the heart by unblocking the arteries. In many cases, a coronary stent will be placed in an artery that has become damaged or weak.