Angioplasty

Angioplasty

Symptoms

Do clogged arteries cause any symptoms?

Chest pain.
Shortness of breath.
Heart palpitations.
Weakness or dizziness,
Nausea.
Sweating.

Causes

Angioplasty is done to restore coronary artery blood flow when the narrowed artery is in a location that can be reached in this manner. Not all coronary artery disease (CAD) can be treated with angioplasty. Your doctor will decide the best way to treat your CAD based on your circumstances.

More about Treatment

Coronary angioplasty is also called per cutaneous coronary intervention, is a procedure used to open clogged heart arteries. Angioplasty uses a tiny balloon catheter that is inserted in a blocked blood vessel to help widen it and improve blood flow to your heart.

FAQ

What is an angioplasty?
Angioplasty is a surgery which involves reconstruction of the damaged/narrowed blood vessel wall using stents/metal tubes which are specially designed to lodge inside and keep the blood vessel wide enough for sufficient blood circulation.

Who should get an angioplasty?
Patients, who have narrowed blood vessels due to formation of plaques in the wall of vessel which lead to narrowing because of fat deposition on it, should undergo angioplasty to ensure blood is flowing normally through that vessel.

What predisposes to having narrowed blood vessels?
Deranged lipid profile (high LDL and cholesterol, low HDL levels) along with other factors like level of physical activity, dietary intake (of fibre, quality of fats etc.) and history of similar problem in family predispose to this condition.

What are the advantages of angioplasty?
It provides instant relief to symptoms of narrowed blood vessels (pain, difficulty breathing and easy fatigability). It also reduces the chances of developing heart attack and stroke significantly.

What are the limitations of an angioplasty?
Angioplasty does not treat the derangement in the body; it only provides symptomatic relief in the already-damaged blood vessels. Hence, it is associated with recurrence of narrowing in other vessels in prone individuals.

What investigation is prescribed before an angioplasty?
Other than routine tests like complete blood count, a special investigation indicated before angioplasty is angiography- wherein a dye is injected into the blood vessels to visualise the exact location and number of the narrowing in the circulatory system. It is a safe and frequently performed test.

What complications can arise during or after an angioplasty?
Common complications are re-narrowing of blood vessel, clot formation at the stent site, bleeding – these are prevented by medical intervention. Other rare risks include heart attack, irregularity in heart rhythm or stroke during the surgery and tearing of the vessel. However, these are now minimised by advancement in the procedure.

What is the success rate of angioplasty?
Most studies report a symptomatic relief immediately in about 90% patients. Various studies which follow the patients after the surgery have reported emergence of re-narrowing in 30-40% patients after the surgery.

When can I return to work after an angioplasty?
In most cases, heart monitoring and drug adjustment are followed thoroughly after angioplasty. Patient is able to return to work after about a week to ten days of stenting.

What activities are prohibited after an angioplasty, are there any lifestyle or dietary modifications?
No heavy lifting or strenuous activity should be performed right after the surgery. In long term, Smoking should be discontinued. Diet should be modified to include less cholesterol and more of polyunsaturated fatty acids (like fish oil) and fibre. Weight reduction should be targeted and BP, blood sugar should be controlled.

Is there an alternative to angioplasty?
An alternative frequently suggested and performed is an Arterial Bypass Graft surgery-wherein a grafted blood vessel acts as a transit for blood to bypass the vessels which are narrowed. This is, however, usually recommended when narrowing occurs in more than 1 or 2 locations as it is a more invasive and risky surgery with a longer recovery time.

Top Doctors For Angioplasty Treatment

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Dr. B. Hariprasad Heart – Cardiology | Gender: Male | Experience: 22 years | Hospital: Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre (SRMC)
Dr. H. Abdul Majeed Arshad Heart – Cardiology | Gender: Male | Experience: 3 years | Hospital: Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre (SRMC)
Dr. K. Subramanyan Heart – Cardiology | Gender: Male | Experience: 20 years | Hospital: SIMS Hospital, Chennai
Dr. Ganesh Manudhane Heart – Cardiology | Gender: Male | Experience: 10 years | Hospital: Seven Hills Hospital, Mumbai
Dr. Sameer Mehrotra Heart – Cardiology | Gender: Male | Experience: 15 years | Hospital: Primus Super Speciality Hospital, Delhi
Dr. Abhijit Chatterjee Heart – Cardiology | Gender: Male | Experience: 10 years | Hospital: Narayana Hospital
Dr. A. Naga Srinivas Heart – Cardiology | Gender: Male | Experience: 20 years | Hospital: Manipal Hospitals, Bengaluru
Dr. Anand R. Shenoy Heart – Cardiology | Gender: Male | Experience: 10 years | Hospital: Manipal Hospitals, Bengaluru
Dr. Jayaprakash Shenthar Heart – Cardiology | Gender: Male | Experience: 20 years | Hospital: Fortis Hospital, Bengaluru
Dr. Keshava Heart – Cardiology | Gender: Male | Experience: 25 years | Hospital: Fortis Hospital, Bengaluru
Dr. Arif Wahab Heart – Cardiology | Gender: Male | Experience: 14 years | Hospital: Apollo Indraprastha
Dr. Bhaba Nanda Das Heart – Cardiology | Gender: Male | Experience: 32 years | Hospital: Apollo Indraprastha
Dr. İhsan Alur Heart – Cardiology | Gender: Male | Experience: 24 years | Hospital: Hisar Intercontinental
Dr. Flora Özkalayci Heart – Cardiology | Gender: Female | Experience: 10 years | Hospital: Hisar Intercontinental
Dr. Mustafa Sağlam Heart – Cardiology | Gender: Male | Experience: 25 years | Hospital: Hisar Intercontinental
Prof. Dr. Ali Fedakar Heart – Cardiology | Gender: Male | Experience: 30 years | Hospital: Hisar Intercontinental
Dr. Sıdıka Altop Kayali Heart – Cardiology | Gender: Female | Experience: 20 years | Hospital: Hisar Intercontinental
Dr. Ripen Gupta Heart – Cardiology | Gender: Male | Experience: 10 years | Hospital: Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket
Dr. Rajiv Agarwal Heart – Cardiology | Gender: Male | Experience: 25 years | Hospital: Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket
Dr. Ehab Moheyeldin Farag Esheiba Heart – Cardiology | Gender: Male | Experience: 20 years | Hospital: Thumbay Hospital, Ajman
Dr. Sony Manuel Mathew Heart – Cardiology | Gender: Male | Experience: 10 years | Hospital: Thumbay Hospital, Ajman
Dr. Mohamed Ahmed Mohamed Fathi Ahmed Heart – Cardiology | Gender: Male | Experience: 20 years | Hospital: Thumbay Hospital, Ajman
Dr. Mohamed Farouk Heart – Cardiology | Gender: Male | Experience: 15 years | Hospital: Thumbay Hospital, Ajman
Dr. Mohamed Shehata Heart – Cardiology | Gender: Male | Experience: 14 years | Hospital: Thumbay Hospital, Dubai
Dr. Mohamed Houcem Amiour Heart – Cardiology | Gender: Male | Experience: 10 years | Hospital: Thumbay Hospital, Dubai
Dr. Sokhrab Khorram Heart – Cardiology | Gender: Male | Experience: 13 years | Hospital: RAK Hospital
Dr. Mukesh Nathani Heart – Cardiology | Gender: Male | Experience: 18 years | Hospital: RAK Hospital
Dr. Sitaraman Radhakrishnan Heart – Cardiology | Gender: Male | Experience: 32 years | Hospital: RAK Hospital
Dr. Fuad Hakeem Heart – Cardiology | Gender: Male | Experience: 20 years | Hospital: Saudi German Hospital
Dr. Mridula Dhakad Heart – Cardiology | Gender: Female | Experience: 25 years | Hospital: Saudi German Hospital
Dr. Hazem Ismail Elguindi Heart – Cardiology | Gender: Male | Experience: 20 years | Hospital: Saudi German Hospital
Dr. Houssein Ali Mustafa Heart – Cardiology | Gender: Male | Experience: 24 years | Hospital: Saudi German Hospital
Dr. Ahmed Hassan Elsokkary Heart – Cardiology | Gender: Male | Experience: 15 years | Hospital: Saudi German Hospital
Dr. İbrahim Halil Tanboğa Heart – Cardiology | Gender: Male | Experience: 21 years | Hospital: Hisar Intercontinental
Dr. Ayşegül Karahan Zor Heart – Cardiology | Gender: Female | Experience: 10 years | Hospital: Anadolu Hospital
Dr. Adel Abdullah Al Shamry Heart – Cardiology | Gender: Male | Experience: 10 years | Hospital: Saudi German Hospital

Top Hospitals For Angioplasty Treatment

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Thumbay Hospital, Dubai With our Hospitals and Medical Centre in Ajman, Fujairah, Sharjah, Dubai and Hyderabad (India), Thum
Maharaja Agrasen Hospital, Bengaluru The Maharaja Agrasen Hospital is located in the heart of Bangalore and is known of its excellence in
Columbia Asia Hospital, Bengaluru Columbia Asia is an international healthcare group operating a chain of modern hospitals across Indi
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