PCI - Coronary Angioplasty

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Quiz: Do You Understand Coronary Angioplasty?

Test your knowledge by answering the following questions:

Questions
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1

A coronary angioplasty is a medical procedure that is performed to widen blocked or narrowed coronary arteries.

Explanation:
A coronary angioplasty is a medical procedure that is performed to widen blocked or narrowed coronary arteries, which are the main blood vessels supplying the heart.
2

A cardiac stent is a small, expandable metal or plastic tube.

Explanation:
A cardiac stent is a small, expandable metal or plastic tube that is inserted into a narrowed artery to keep it open. It can also be called a heart stent or coronary stent.
3

Before getting a stent, your doctor will tell you not to take any drugs that will make it easy for your blood to clot.

Explanation:
Before getting a stent, your doctor will tell you not to take any drugs that will make it harder for your blood to clot.
4

Patients generally leave the hospital the same day they undergo a stent procedure.

Explanation:
Most patients remain in the hospital overnight after a heart stent surgery.
5

Many patients are able to return to work a week after undergoing stent surgery.

Explanation:
Many patients are able to return to work after a week, however, often those who have undergone emergency stent surgery take longer to recover.

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