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 Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

Cardiology Services
Angioplasty (Coronary)- Mississauga Hospital
Coronary angioplasty is performed on patients living with blocked coronary arteries. During the procedure a catheter with a special balloon is inserted into the artery at the point of blockage. The balloon is then blown up, compressing the fat or plaque blocking the artery against the arterial walls, widening the passage.
Angioplasty allows more blood to flow through the arteries and more oxygen and nutrients to the heart. It also reduces angina and the odds of having a heart attack.
Patients undergo coronary angioplasties in Mississauga’s Cardiac Catheterization laboratories and recover in the cardiac short stay unit where they stay overnight for observation.
Mississauga Hospital performs approximately 1,692 angioplasties a year and is the only hospital providing this service in the Halton/Peel Region. With a 95% success rate, patients who have had a coronary angioplasty at Mississauga’s report they are more active and enjoy doing things without experiencing chest pain, shortness of breath, and other symptoms of angina.
Angioplasty Patient Information
·         Coronary Angioplasty Booklet
·         Cardiac Procedure Envelope         
Cardiac Catheterization- Mississauga Hospital
Cardiac catheterization measures the function of the chambers of the heart valves, and coronary artery blood flow. It identifies blockages or narrowing of the arteries caused by a build up of plaque or fat. During the procedure, a catheter is inserted into an artery or vein and guided to the heart. If a blockage is identified, treatment includes medication, angioplasty, coronary artery bypass surgery, or other interventional techniques.  

Cardiac catheterization


This procedure usually takes approximately one hour and is performed in one of Mississauga Hospital's two cardiac catheterization laboratories specifically designed for these procedures.
The rooms feature special tables, X-ray machines, television screens, and state-of-the-art cardiac monitoring and diagnostic equipment. Following a short recovery period in the recovery unit, patients are discharged on the same day.
Mississauga Hospital performs over 3,600 cardiac catheterizations a year – the 4th greatest volume in Ontario after only three years in operation.
Cardiac Catheterization Patient Information: