Sparrow Hospital Using New Heart Treatment

(WLNS) – Officials at Sparrow Hospital unveiled a new procedure to help treat heart disease.

It involves using a balloon, coated with a drug to open arteries.

The procedure works much like traditional angioplasty, but with the addition of the drug coating, aimed at reducing more buildup of plaque in the blood.

“So the goal for the patient is to get a similar procedure to what they had done before, but with better outcome and better durability, and a lower likelihood of repeat procedure,” said Joel Cohn, MD, Interventional Cardiology.

Sparrow is the only hospital in mid-Michigan using this system right now.

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