Balloon angioplasty uses catheterization to insert and inflate a miniature balloon that reopens arteries and gets blood flowing again.
This advanced form of angioplasty allows your cardiologist to use a catheter to access the heart through the wrist instead of the groin, giving you greater post-surgery mobility.
Small scaffolds, or "stents," are inserted during angioplasty to permanently support blocked or collapsed arteries.
STEMI, or ST Elevated Myocardial Infarction, is the most dangerous type of heart attack. It’s caused by sudden blockage of an artery supplying vital nutrients to the heart. Our STEMI Network connects emergency providers in the ambulance to cardiologists at the hospital so patients more quickly get the treatments that are critical to survival. Learn More