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More than a quarter century since the first stent was implanted into a human coronary artery, interventional cardiologists like myself are at the medical forefront using and creating novel technologies and procedures to help those suffering with cardiovascular disease. At one time, a blocked main artery in the heart meant one thing: open heart surgery.
Today, we can implant an aortic valve into the heart through your femoral artery without traditional surgery. As a result, cardiologists are no longer limited to the heart. For instance, we can now treat peripheral artery disease of the extremities by opening those arteries with balloons much the same way we have been treating arteries in the heart. This procedure can alleviate a condition called "claudication."