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What is Angioplasty & Stenting?

Your heart depends on its own set of blood vessels to keep doing its job, but these coronary arteries can become narrowed or blocked by fatty deposits called plaque. This prevents your heart from getting as much blood as it needs.

Angioplasty and stenting can reopen your coronary arteries to restore the blood supply to your heart. This procedure is also used as an emergency treatment when someone is having a heart attack.

Angioplasty and stenting are also used to open blood vessels in other parts of the body, including arteries in the neck, legs, and kidneys.

UR Medicine's Approach

A thin tube called a catheter is inserted into an incision and guided through a blood vessel to the site of the blockage. A tiny “balloon” at the end of the catheter is then inflated to widen the blocked area of the artery and—in most cases—a tiny, expandable tube called a stent is used to hold a blood vessel open and prevent the blood vessel from narrowing again.

What Sets Us Apart?

At UR Medicine, our heart doctors are all fellowship-trained—the highest level of training available.

Our team performs a high volume of procedures, which has been shown to be one of the best predictors of an excellent outcome. 

The Cardiac Catheterization Lab at UR Medicine is the most advanced lab of its kind in the Rochester area. We perform many advanced procedures that are unavailable at other hospitals. In fact, we were the first in the region to perform procedures such as angioplasty and placing coronary stents.

Our rapid treatment for heart attacks ranks among the fastest in the nation: our “door-to-balloon" times (from patient arrival to when the catheter wire reaches the blockage) place us in the top 10% of all hospitals in the county.


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6 locations

Cardiac Catheterization and Electrophysiology Laboratory - Rochester

Strong Memorial Hospital
601 Elmwood Avenue, Ground Floor, G-1200
Rochester, NY 14620

Cardiac Rehabilitation - Hornell

St. James Medical Office Building
7309 Seneca Road North, Suite 104
Hornell, NY 14843

Cardiac Rehabilitation Center - Brighton

Canal View Office Complex
140 Canal View Boulevard, Suite 104
Rochester, NY 14623

Paul N. Yu Heart Center - Rochester

Ambulatory Care Center at Strong Memorial Hospital
601 Elmwood Avenue, Ground Floor
Rochester, NY 14626

Cardiac Rehabilitation - Canandaigua

FF Thompson Hospital
350 Parrish Street
Canandaigua, NY 14424

Cardiac Rehabilitation - Wellsville

Jones Memorial Hospital
191 North Main St​reet
Wellsville, NY 14895

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