- Angiogram involves inserting a catheter into a blood vessel in the arm or leg, and guiding it to arteries with the aid of a special x-ray machine. Contrast dye is injected through the catheter so that images of the arteries can be taken.
- Angioplasty involves the insertion of a balloon to open narrowed or blocked blood vessels of the heart.
Cardioversion is done by delivering an electrical shock to a patient's heart to rapidly restore an abnormal heart rhythm.
- Cardioversion is done by delivering an electrical shock to a patient's heart to attempt to restore an abnormal heart rhythm.
- Heart Catheterization is an imaging procedure that involves inserting a catheter into a blood vessel in the leg or arm, and guiding it to your heart with the aid of an x-ray machine. Contrast dye is injected through the catheter so that x-ray images of the coronary arteries and heart chambers can be taken.
- Pacemaker is a small device (about the size of two silver dollars attached together) placed under the skin of the chest just below the collar bone to help regulate heart rhythm.
- Stent the implantation of a stent for the treatment of coronary artery disease is a common procedure. It is a small, metal mesh tube that is placed within a coronary artery to keep the vessel open. A drug-eluting stent is a tiny mesh tube coated with medication that helps prevent re-blockage of the coronary arteries. The stent is approved for use during angioplasty and is permanently left in the artery slowly releasing a drug that prevents the build-up of tissue.
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