(951) 652-5555
1275 E. Latham Ave. Hemet, CA 92543
Home      Angioplasty


 What is a Coronary Angioplasty?   
  • A Coronary Angioplasty procedure is used to open narrowed coronary arteries.
  • Narrowing or hardening of the arteries occurs because of the buildup of a fatty substance called plaques. The buildup of plaques occurs over time and is a condition known as atherosclerosis.
 Why is the procedure done?   
  • It is done to improve blood flow to the heart.
  • This procedure can improve symptoms of chest pain and shortness of breath.
 How is a Coronary Angioplasty done?   
  • A Coronary Angiogram may be needed prior to the Angioplasty procedure to determine where the coronary blockages are located.
  • During the Angioplasty procedure a catheter, or small tube, is threaded through the coronary arteries from an artery in the groin or arm. This catheter has a balloon on its tip and is positioned in the blocked artery. The balloon expands to push the plaque against the artery wall and widen the artery to improve blood flow.

For more Information..

visit the Mayo Clinic

view the following video that details Angioplasty and stenting.



Hemet Heart Medical Center
1275 E. Latham Ave.
Hemet, CA 92543