About Cardiac Catheterization and Stenting

What are heart attack warning signs?
Chest pain or discomfort, upper body discomfort, shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting, sleep problems, fatigue/tiredness. If you think you or someone else m...
Mon, 15 Jul, 2019 at 12:56 PM
What is cardiac catheterization?
Cardiac catheterization is an imaging procedure that allows your doctor to evaluate or confirm the presence of coronary artery disease or cardiac valve dise...
Mon, 15 Jul, 2019 at 12:58 PM
What is balloon angioplasty?
Balloon angioplasty is the technique of mechanically widening the blood vessel that has narrowed. Balloon angioplasty is  often performed in combination wit...
Mon, 15 Jul, 2019 at 12:59 PM
What is a stent?
A stent is a small device made of metal mesh. When a stent is placed inside of a coronary artery, it acts as a support or scaffold to keep the vessel open, ...
Mon, 15 Jul, 2019 at 1:01 PM
What types of stents are there?
There are two main types of stents: a bare metal stent (BMS) and drug eluting stent (DES). Drug-eluting stents have recently become more widely used due t...
Mon, 15 Jul, 2019 at 1:12 PM
What is an atherectomy?
Sometimes patients have blockages in their arteries that are calcified and hard. If the arterial plaque that is causing the blockage is too hard for the ang...
Mon, 15 Jul, 2019 at 6:48 AM
Preparation for Defibrillator Battery Change Procedure
Q- How to prepare for a pacemaker battery change procedure? Do not eat or drink anything after midnight, the night before your procedure. Take medication...
Mon, 26 Oct, 2020 at 2:17 AM