Percutaneous coronary intervention, or PCI, is a procedure used to open a blocked artery and restore blood flow. A catheter is threaded through to the blockage and a stent is left in place to keep the artery from narrowing again. PCI can improve survival rates within 90 minutes of a heart attack, but it can also be an elective surgery. Learn more.
Become an insider
Subscribe to Dr. Oz’s free, daily newsletter and get his exclusive, personal tips for living your best life.