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How are the coronary artery clots treated?

 

  • A clot in the coronary artery can block blood flow to the heart muscle and is the most frequent cause of a heart attack.
  • Early breakup of the clot and restoration of flow to the threatened heart muscle is the desired goal in the treatment of a heart attack.
  • The clot can be broken up either with the use of medicines ("clot buster" or thrombolytic treatment) or physically by using a thin wire and a balloon catheter (angioplasty or PTCA).
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