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When Your Heart Needs Help

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3. Your Procedure and Your Heart Stent

When tests confirm that an acute coronary syndrome has taken place, one option is to reopen the artery to help get the blood flowing more freely to the heart muscle again. 

To do this, doctors may perform a procedure called PCI, also known as angioplasty. 

 

For more information on caring for your stent, see Caring for Your Heart-Stent, Post-Heart Attack.

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