Coronary Interventions

Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), also known as coronary angioplasty, is a procedure aimed at unblocking arteries obstructed by plaque buildup. This fatty, waxy substance can impede the flow of oxygen-rich blood throughout the body. PCI is often necessary to alleviate blockages following a heart attack or to address arterial narrowing caused by plaque accumulation.

Our Coronary Interventions Expertise

Dr. Abdelkader Almanfi specializes in coronary interventions, offering advanced expertise in procedures such as percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) or coronary angioplasty. With a focus on unblocking arteries obstructed by plaque buildup, Dr. Almanfi provides comprehensive care to patients with coronary artery disease or those who have experienced a heart attack. His approach combines cutting-edge techniques with compassionate patient-centered care, aiming to improve cardiovascular health and enhance overall well-being. Dr. Almanfi's dedication to excellence and his commitment to innovation make him a trusted provider in the field of coronary interventions.

Benefits of Coronary Interventions

Enhanced Blood Flow

Coronary interventions such as PCI promote improved blood flow by clearing blockages in arteries, ensuring vital oxygen delivery to the heart muscle.

Reduced Risk of Heart Attack

By addressing plaque buildup, these interventions lower the risk of heart attacks and other cardiovascular complications, enhancing overall heart health.

Improved Quality of Life

Patients undergoing coronary interventions often experience symptom relief, such as chest pain, and enjoy a better quality of life with restored cardiac function and increased mobility.

The Coronary Interventions Procedure

Here's what you can expect during a Coronary Interventions procedure:

Diagnosis and Evaluation

The procedure begins with a comprehensive assessment of the patient's medical history, symptoms, and diagnostic tests such as coronary angiography to identify blockages in the arteries.


Before the intervention, the patient is typically administered medications to prevent blood clot formation and sedatives for relaxation. The area where the catheter will be inserted is cleaned and numbed.

Catheter Insertion

A thin, flexible tube called a catheter is inserted into a blood vessel, usually in the groin or wrist, and guided to the blocked coronary artery under X-ray guidance.

Balloon Angioplasty

Once the catheter reaches the blocked artery, a small balloon at the tip is inflated to compress the plaque against the artery walls, widening the narrowed vessel and restoring blood flow.

Stent Placement

In many cases, a metal mesh tube called a stent is then deployed to help keep the artery open. The stent remains in place permanently, providing structural support and preventing the artery from collapsing. After the procedure, the catheter is removed, and pressure is applied to the insertion site to prevent bleeding.