Jefferson University Hospitals

Atherosclerosis

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When it comes to treating blocked coronary arteries caused by atherosclerosis, Jefferson cardiologists will explain all of the treatment options available, from medications to surgery. If surgery is the best treatment protocol for your condition, we offer more minimally invasive alternatives than any other hospital in the Delaware Valley.

Advanced Atherosclerosis Techniques

At Jefferson, the following techniques to treat patients with atherosclerosis include:

  • Balloon angioplasty
  • Coronary artery stenting
  • Excimer laser angioplasty
  • Intracoronary ultrasound
  • Rotational, directional and transluminal extraction atherectomy

Jefferson cardiologists have pioneered some of the most advanced interventional procedures and were among the first in the U.S. to implant stents to open blocked arteries and to use drug-eluting stents to prevent re-obstruction of coronary vessels after stenting. We also have expertise in using stents to clear even the smallest and hardest-to-reach blood vessels in the heart.

In addition, our physicians were the first in the Delaware Valley to use low-dose radiation therapy (brachytherapy) to prevent restenosis of coronary arteries in patients who have previously undergone balloon angioplasty.

Make an Appointment

To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-JEFF-NOW (1-800-533-3669) or request an appointment online.