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Coronary Angioplasty and Stent Placement


What is it?

This is a procedure used to widen blocked or narrowed arteries.

How is it done?

Done under local anaesthetic, a catheter is inserted either through your wrist, arm or groin artery and a small balloon is used to widen the affected artery. Often a stent is deployed at the same time to prevent the blockage returning. Usually you will need to stay overnight at Braemar Hospital following this procedure.


We will give you a full explanation and briefing of the procedure in advance of it being done.

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