Coronary angioplasty is used to open blocked or narrowed coronary (heart) arteries. The procedure improves blood flow to the heart muscle. Often, coronary angioplasty is performed due to various conditions such as atherosclerosis (the build up of plaque in the arteries). When atherosclerosis affects the coronary arteries, the condition is called coronary heart disease (CHD) or coronary artery disease. Cornary angioplasty can restore blood flow to the heart if the coronary arteries have become narrowed or blocked because of CHD.
Patient Education - Coronary Angioplasty Treatment Options
- Welcome Sheet: Having an Angiogram (Arteriogram) with Angioplasty Procedure
- Welcome Sheet: Having an Angiogram
- Welcome Sheet: Caring for Yourself at Home After an Angiogram (Arteriogram)
Identifying the Best Treatment Options and Coronary Angioplasty Specialist for You
Our commitment at CPMC is to help each patient identify the best doctor for their diagnosis and course of treatment. To find the best specialist for Coronary Angioplasty , we want to empower our patients to participate in their health care journey. This means encouraging a frank discussion with the doctor about Coronary Angioplasty, to identify all appropriate treatment options as well as to discuss symptoms, issues, outcomes, etc., when relevant for Coronary Angioplasty. The first step of your journey is research - using online tools such as CPMC's to investigate and understand Coronary Angioplasty. The second step is to schedule an initial consultation with a physician or specialist. In some cases, you'll need to go through your primary care physician if you do not have a referral. If you already have a referral,you can schedule an appointment directly with the Coronary Angioplasty specialist. The third step is for the specialist in Coronary Angioplasty to meet with you and review your history. As part of the diagnosis, you may need testing, so the doctor (surgeon or specialist) can discuss your treatment options and the both of you can determine your best course of action. We have patients at CPMC coming from throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, Northern California, and many from throughout the United States with respect to Coronary Angioplasty. Whether you are from San Francisco, Marin, the San Francisco Bay Area generally or any other location, our physicians will provide the hands-on care you deserve.
California Pacific's Heart and Vascular Center
California Pacific's Heart and Vascular Center is supported by one of the best heart and cardiovascular hospital networks in the USA, offering quality, comprehensive patient-centered cardiovascular care by a team of top San Francisco Bay Area heart surgeons and coronary care specialists. Our team consists of cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, heart transplant surgeons, echocardiologists, and electrophysiologists as well as interventional cardiologists and radiologists. Among our team are also top Bay Area pediatric cardiologists as well as pediatric or congenital heart surgeons. Thoracic and cardiothoracic surgeons contribute as well, of course, and we have vascular disease specialists and vascular surgeons. Pulmonary hypertension specialists round out the team. Whatever your heart or cardiac care need is, California Pacific's Heart and Vascular Center in San Francisco is there to meet your needs, serving the entire San Francisco Bay Area, including San Francisco and Marin County, as well as the entire Northern California region.