Angioplasty.Org
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Angioplasty.Org Needs Your Help....
This independent educational website is not unlike your local educational television or radio station. While Angioplasty.Org receives some grants from companies who believe in its mission (and we gratefully thank those companies) we are also asking for supplementary contributions from our users in order to be able to continue providing this service to those who visit us over 130,000 times each month.

We've Been Around for 14 Years
Angioplasty.Org was started in 1997, the 20th anniversary of coronary angioplasty, and was one of the first healthcare sites on the World Wide Web. Unlike the giant WebMDs of the internet, Angioplasty.Org has stayed small, focussed and non-commercial. Created and managed by one of the early pioneers of medical education for interventional cardiologists, Angioplasty.Org promotes the benefits of these minimally-invasive alternatives to open surgery, yet also does not shy away from publicizing potential problems with devices and therapies.

A Unique Forum
Angioplasty.Org is one of the only places on the internet, if not THE only place, where patients have aired their experiences with problems like allergic reactions to drug-eluting stents, complications from femoral catheter access, affordability of drugs such as Plavix, the necessary duration of dual antiplatelet therapy, and so on. And Angioplasty.Org takes a proactive role: for example, we have been working with a cardiology group at the University of Texas that is studying the issue of allergic reactions to stents; we are at the forefront of publicizing the transradial or wrist approach to catheter-based procedures so that, like much of the rest of the world, the U.S. utilizes this approach more, reducing complications and increasing patient comfort.

Please Contribute
If you have found this website helpful, please make any size donation you can (as small a donation as $5.00 will be welcomed) -- it will go toward continuing to make this service available to the thousands of heart disease sufferers who visit Angioplasty.Org each month.

Make a secure, online donation now using any major credit or debit card by clicking the "Donate" button below. (Our payments are processed through PayPal -- you can also use your PayPal account, if you have one, but it is not required).

If you'd prefer to donate by check or other means, contact us at: donations@angioplasty.org.

All contributions are greatly appreciated! Thank you.