HG - Heart Stenting - Primary
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In a normally functioning heart, blood flows easily between the four chambers.
In some cases, the arteries — essential pathways in the heart — become blocked, usually due to plaque buildup, and normal blood flow is disrupted. Blockages are sometimes discovered during an emergency, but they also can be found during a routine cardiovascular exam.
If an artery in your heart is found to be more than 70% blocked, your physician will likely recommend that you undergo a procedure to place a stent. This is often done as part of a larger procedure called an angioplasty, a minimally invasive procedure that opens up the blockage.