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Special Photo Carey Merritt (center left) was the 500th recipient of a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) since Gwinnett Medical Center started offering the procedure in March. Original projections estimated GMC would perform 600 of the procedures in its first year, a number that has now shifted to about 900.

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GMC performs 500th angioplasty ahead of schedule

Gwinnett Medical Center recently completed its 500th angioplasty and heart stent procedure, putting the preliminary step toward upcoming open heart offerings way ahead of initial projections.


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