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coronary artery bypass graft
grafting of a portion of blood vessel retrieved from another part of body to bypass an occluded cornonary artery, restoring circulation to myocardial tissue
opening; joining of two blood vessels to allow flow from one to the other
incision and coring of the lining of artery to clear a blockage caused by a clot or atherosclerotic plaque buildup
transmyocardial revascularization
laser technique to open tiny channels in heart muscle to restore blood flow, thereby relieving angina in patients with advanced coronary artery disease
valve replacement
surgery to replace a diseased heart valve with an artificial one - types of artificial valves: tissue (porcine or bovine) and mechanical
repair of heart valve
endovascular surgery
interventional procedures performed endoscopically at time of cardiac catheterization
use of a flexible fiberoptic angioscope accompanied by an irrigation system, a camer, a video recorder, and monitor that is guided through a specific blood vessel to visually assess a lesion and select the mode of therapy
excision of atheromatous plaque from within an artery utilizing a device housed in a flexible catheter that selectively cuts away or pulverizes tissue buildup
percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty
method of treating the narrowing of a coronary artery by inserting a specialized catheter with a balloon attachment, then inflating it to dilate and open the anrrowed portion of vesself and restore blood flow to myocardium - most often used in placement of stent
intravascular stent
implantation of device used to reinforce the wall of a vessel and ensure its patency - most often used to treat a stenosis or dissection or to reinforce patency of a vessel after angioplasty