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Heart & Vascular Center

Cath Demo - AngioplastyCath Demo - Angioplasty

A heart attack can be caused by a blockage in the artery. This video shows the opening of the blocked artery and placement of a stent to restore blood flow to the heart.

Stent PlacementStent Placement

A stent is a small mesh tube that's used to treat narrow or weak arteries. Arteries are blood vessels that carry blood away from your heart to other parts of your body. A stent is placed in an artery as part of a procedure called angioplasty (AN-jee-oh-plas-tee). Angioplasty restores blood flow through narrow or blocked arteries. A stent helps support the inner wall of the artery in the months or years after angioplasty.

Heart BlockHeart Block

Heart block is a type of arrhythmia (ah-RITH-me-ah). An arrhythmia is any problem with the rate or rhythm of the heartbeat. The three types of heart block are first degree, second degree, and third degree. First degree is the least severe, and third degree is the most severe. This is true for both congenital and acquired heart block. Doctors use a test called an EKG (electrocardiogram) to help diagnose heart block. This test detects and ...

Coronary AngioplastyCoronary Angioplasty

Coronary Angioplasty w/ Stent Placement

Heart Health Two-Part Series (2 of 2)Heart Health Two-Part Series (2 of 2)

Richard Birkhead, MD, FACC from Merrimack Valley Cardiology and Tim Regan, JD, BS, REMTP, Director of Emergency Medical Service & Advanced Life Support (ALS) at Lowell General Hospital sits down with Connie Mead, host of Health Styles at CTM-TV Chelmsford TV, in this two-part series focused on heart health. The shows explain what heart disease is, its risks and prevention measures as well as the importance of knowing CPR and AED. They also ...

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