Interventional Cardiology encompasses the diagnostic and non-surgical treatments of the heart through percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). This involves the management of coronary artery occlusion by various catheter-based techniques, such as percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty, atherectomy, excimer laser angioplasty, and implantation of coronary stents and related devices.
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