• SCAI Experts Answer Your Questions

     
     
     
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    How will my life be improved after an angioplasty or stent procedure?

    Most patients feel immediately better. Where they could not walk up a hill without shortness of breath or chest pain, they have marked improvement in those symptoms. So, patients that cannot play golf are able to play golf. Patients who cannot swim are able to swim. Patients who cannot chase their grandchildren can now chase their grandchildren. It is really an improvement in lifestyle, which is one of the major benefits of coronary angioplasty and stents. 

    – Christopher U. Cates,  M.D., FSCAI (video)
       Emory University Hospital, Atlanta

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