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Coronary Stenting

Coronary Stenting refers to the insertion of a small tubular stainless steel wire stent into a coronary artery to prevent further blockages and narrowing occurring.

This procedure is usually performed after balloon Coronary Angioplasty, where a balloon is inserted into the artery, inflated and removed to clear the blockage and increase blood flow to the heart.

Patients may be referred for this procedure after a diagnostic Angiogram, or it may be performed during an emergency heart attack.

This procedure is performed at the Princess Alexandra Hospital by an interventional cardiologist.