7 Ways Life Improves After Coronary Angioplasty

Quality of Life Improvements

Coronary angioplasty is a procedure to widen or open a blocked or narrowed heart (coronary) artery caused by heart disease. Angioplasty restores normal blood flow through diseased arteries, which allows your heart to receive rich, oxygenated blood. Angioplasty not only reduces your risk of heart attack and stroke, it can also make you feel better. Learn how your life will improve after angioplasty.

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