Coronary angioplasty: Final

Illustration of the restoration of normal blood flow to the heart

Angioplasty reopens the blocked coronary artery, increasing the flow of oxygen- and nutrient-rich blood to the heart muscle.

Last Updated: May 29, 2008

Medical Review: Caroline S. Rhoads, MD - Internal Medicine & Robert A. Kloner, MD, PhD - Cardiology & Ruth Schneider, MPH, RD - Diet and Nutrition

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