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Emergency Angioplasty

Saint Clare’s Hospital/Denville, in conjunction with board-certified interventional cardiologists from our medical staff, offers emergency coronary angioplasty to patients experiencing acute heart attacks.

Emergency angioplasty is a life-saving procedure designed to open coronary artery blockages that are impeding proper blood flow to the heart. An interventional cardiologist inserts a catheter into a patient’s coronary artery, and uses a balloon-like device at the end of the catheter to relieve the blockage, opening the arteries to restore blood flow.

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This procedure has been shown to have superior survival rates. Angioplasty is commonly performed with stenting, in which the balloon is used to expand a metal sleeve inside the artery, keeping the artery open and helping to minimize re-blockage.

Emergency angioplasty is a more effective treatment than traditional drug therapy treatments. In the past, physicians administered alternative, sometimes less effective treatments, such as thrombolytic (or “clot-busting”) drugs. Emergency angioplasty enables Saint Clare’s physicians to administer the most effective method of treatment when time is of the utmost importance.