This patient guide describes the cardiac catheterization and angioplasty procedures and explains:
- the risks and benefits
- how to prepare
- the recovery process
Read the guide using the lefthand menu or by downloading the file below.
See our Cardiac Catheterization and Angioplasty pages for more information on these procedures.
Visit Cardiac Rehabilitation, Living Well with Heart Disease and the Prevention & Wellness Centre for information on improving your heart health.
Download the guide
Cardiac Catheterization & Angioplasty Guide (pdf)
The Heart Institute’s educational videos were made in collaboration with the Institute’s Patient Alumni Association and seek to provide, along with the patient guides, all important information to patients and families prior to a procedure or surgery.