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Angioplasty or Pacemaker Surgery

Group of procedures performed by cardiologists with similar skills–the introduction of a long tube (catheter) through an arm or leg artery without an open operation with removal of a blockage and often includes the introduction of a mesh tube into the arteries in the heart muscle to restore needed blood flow; or the introduction of a long tube (catheter) through an arm or leg artery to repair a diseased valve of the heart or to treat other heart structures (heart septums) without an open operation; or placing a wire into the heart and then connecting it to a power device on the chest wall to assist normal beats in the heart.
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