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Emergency Angioplasty


Saint Clare's Hospital/Denville, in conjunction with five board-certified interventional cardiologists from our medical staff, offers emergency coronary angioplasty to patients experiencing acute heart attacks.

Emergency angioplasty is a life-saving procedure designed to open coronary artery blockages that are impeding proper blood flow to the heart. An interventional cardiologist inserts a catheter into a patient's coronary artery, and uses a balloon-like device at the end of the catheter to relieve the blockage, opening the arteries to restore blood flow.

This procedure has been shown to have superior survival rates. Angioplasty is commonly performed with stenting, in which the balloon is used to expand a metal sleeve inside the artery, keeping the artery open and helping to minimize re-blockage.

Emergency angioplasty is a more effective treatment than traditional drug therapy treatments. In the past, physicians administered alternative, sometimes less effective treatments, such as thrombolytic (or "clot-busting") drugs. Emergency angioplasty enables Saint Clare's physicians to administer the most effective method of treatment when time is of the utmost importance.

Saint Clare's team of interventional cardiologists includes Paul DeRenzi, MD; Barry Lowell, MD; Benjamin Fusman, MD; Bennett Schalet, DO and Robert Wang, MD. Each of these cardiologists performs hundreds of emergency angioplasty procedures each year.

 
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