a special stitch placed in the groin to close the puncture site after an angiogram

percutaneous cardiac intervention (PCI)

a non-surgical procedure that uses a catheter (a thin flexible tube) to place a small structure called a stent to open up blood vessels in your heart that have been narrowed by plaque buildup, a condition known as atherosclerosis. This procedure used to be called angioplasty with stent

peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC line)

a thin, soft, long catheter (tube) that is inserted into a vein in your arm, leg or neck. The tip of the catheter is positioned in a large vein that carries blood into the heart. The PICC line is used for long-term intravenous (IV) or medications, nutrition and to take blood

a form of intravenous access that can be used for a prolonged period of time (e.g. for long chemotherapy regimens, extended antibiotic therapy, or total parenteral nutrition).

permanent pacemaker (PPM)

a small, battery-powered device that sends out small electrical impulses to make the heart beat in a regular rhythm and at a normal speed

plain old balloon angioplasty (POBA)

is a way to widen narrowed blood vessels in your heart  

plain old balloon angioplasty

pulmonary embolism (PE)

blood clot that has traveled to the lungs

when a blood clot breaks loose and travels to the lungs