Coronary artery disease occurs when deposits of cholesterol and other materials block the arteries that carry blood to the heart, causing risk of chest pain and heart attack.
New York Methodist offers a wide range of procedures and treatments for coronary artery disease, including minimally invasive interventional cardiology procedures. These procedures, performed by expert cardiologists and radiologists, treat blocked blood vessels with minimal incisions.
These procedures include:
- Thrombectomy: The doctor removes an obstructive clot which is inhibiting the flow of blood through a vessel to the heart.
- Angioplasty: This technique involves the use of small balloon devices to open a blocked artery and allow increased blood flow to the heart. Learn more about angioplasty.
- Stenting: A small, metal stent can be placed in a blocked blood vessel to hold it open and allow the blood to flow more freely. Learn more about stenting.
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