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.
Stroke A stroke is a medical emergency. When a person has a stroke, part of the blood supply to the brain is cut off or greatly decreased. There are two main types of stroke, ischemic and hemorrhagic. Stroke symptoms includes dizziness, sudden headache, weakness in an arm or leg on the same side, weakness in the muscles of the face, difficulty speaking, vision problems, and more. Treatment of stroke depends on the type and severity of the stroke suffered.