Where a narrowing is identified in a coronary artery during a coronary angiogram, the cardiologist may treat the lesion using a stent (fine mesh tube). This is known as Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI), which means ways of opening narrowings in coronary arteries using fine tubes called catheters introduced from the wrist or groin. Narrowings are treated with balloons and stents (fine mesh stainless steel tubes) that reduce the chance of renarrowing. PCI is also known as angioplasty or stenting.
Before and After Stenting
Refer to Related Documents on coronary angiography and angioplasty (PCI).