Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) Topic Guide
Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI): Percutaneous coronary intervention or PCI is a non-surgical method used to open narrowed or blocked arteries. Types of percutaneous coronary intervention include balloon angioplasty and drug-coated stents. Complications of percutaneous coronary intervention are rare and usually involve a blood clot if the artery tears at the balloon site, failure of PCI to work, or hematoma at the catheter entry site.
Lifestyle Cholesterol Management Lifestyle cholesterol management is important to lower your risk for heart disease (heart attack, stroke, and peripheral artery disease). Cholesterol management with lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise can effectively lower blood cholesterol levels in some individuals.