Atherectomy might be done during angioplasty. Atherectomy is done to shave away and maybe remove plaque in a narrowed artery. It is only done in certain cases.
If you decide to have angioplasty, you'll still need
to make changes in the way you eat and how much you exercise. These changes,
along with not smoking, will give you the best chance of living a longer,
healthier life. A cardiac rehabilitation program can help you make these healthy changes.
Heart Disease: Should I Have Angioplasty for Stable Angina?
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