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Artery widening procedure within 90 minutes of arrival

You may be suitable for a procedure that widens the arteries in your heart using a special type of balloon. If you are it is important it is done as quickly as possible.


Primary PCI is treatment that occurs while the blood clot is still forming – usually within 12 hours of onset, but ideally within 2 hours of onset of symptoms.
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