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How long will an angioplasty process take?
The procedure takes about 30 minutes to complete and you will be awake the entire time
When can I go home after angioplasty?
You may require to stay overnight in the hospital for your heart to monitor and adjust your medications.
How will the angioplasty test feel?
A slight burning or flushing sensation can be felt during the procedure
What has to be done before an angioplasty?
You would require a routine blood test and an electrocardiogram before the procedure.
What is Angioplasty?
When one of the arteries in the heart gets blocked, it is treated by a procedure called angioplasty. In this procedure, a stent is placed in the artery to clear the blockage. This gets the blood flowing into the artery again.
What causes a blockage in an artery?
Arteries carry blood from the heart to other parts of the body. Over time, they accumulate plaque which is made of fat deposits, calcium, cholesterol and other wastes.
Having high blood pressure, eating foods high in cholesterol, diabetes and smoking increase the chances of accumulation of plaque in the arteries.
What are the symptoms that indicate the need for coronary angioplasty?
As plaque slowly builds up in an artery, there are no signs of it. But, when the artery gets blocked, people experience:
Shortness of breath
Tightness in the chest
Cardiac sciences or cardiology is a branch of medicine that deals with diagnosing and treating diseases associated with the heart and blood vessels. Common cardiovascular diseases include heart attack, congenital heart disease, abnormal heartbeat (arrhythmias), heart muscle disease (cardiomyopathy), coronary artery disease, heart valve disease, etc. The cardiology department at Ayu Health provides various advanced procedures for bypass surgery (CABG), balloon valvotomy, pacemaker implantation, EP study, angioplasty, and angiography.
The cardiac sciences department is equipped with the latest technology with advanced Cath Lab and also other high-end latest machinery that facilitate advanced techniques and diagnostic procedures. Cardiac care at Ayu Health Hospitals has world-class CABG, PTCA, and ECG facilities.
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