Emergency Angioplasty, also called Primary Percutaneous Cardiac Intervention, or PPCI, has emerged as the most effective treatment for many patients suffering a heart attack. The procedure allows an interventional cardiologist to open arteries with tiny balloon-like devices that restore blood flow to the heart and can limit damage to the heart muscle and improve the chances for survival following the heart attack.
This lifesaving procedure is performed in Botsford's Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. On-call teams are available to perform emergency angioplasty 24 hours a day, seven day a week.
Botsford met rigorous criteria developed by the American College of Cardiology and adopted by the Michigan Department of Community Health in order to receive state approval to perform the service.