Coronary angioplasty is a procedure that restores blood flow to the heart muscle by opening narrow or blocked coronary arteries. Some coronary artery disease patients may be treated with this surgical procedure to remove built-up plaque from inside their arteries.
Why would my doctor suggest this?
According to Heart.org, people with blockages in their heart arteries may need angioplasty if they are having a lot of chest pains, or if their blockages are putting them at risk of suffering from a heart attack or even death.
How does the procedure work?
1. A doctor numbs a spot on your groin or