Frequently Asked Questions
1. Why might I need angioplasty?
If you have a significant narrowing or blockage of a coronary artery, or if you have symptoms of coronary artery disease, you may be a candidate for angioplasty. Angioplasty and related procedures are frequently used by doctors to prevent a heart attack.
2. Who performs coronary angioplasty procedure?
Angioplasty is performed by an interventional cardiologist in a special operating room called a cardiac catheterization laboratory.
3. How to prepare for coronary angioplasty?
The doctor performs a diagnostic test called coronary angiography before angioplasty.
4. What happens during a coronary angioplasty?
A catheter is guided to the blocked coronary artery after being inserted into a blood vessel. A deflated balloon is attached to the tip of the catheter. Once the catheter is in place, the balloon is inflated at the blocked area of the heart, assisting in the restoration of blood flow.
5. What are the alternatives to coronary angioplasty?
A coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) is the most commonly used surgical alternative to coronary angioplasty. A CABG is a surgery to bypass an artery blockage. This is accomplished by using grafts, which are portions of healthy blood vessels taken from other parts of the body.
6. Difference between angioplasty and bypass surgery?
Angioplasty and heart bypass surgery are medical procedures used to treat clogged or blocked arteries. Angioplasty is a procedure in which a balloon-tipped catheter is threaded to the site of the arterial blockage. This balloon is then expanded to widen the narrowed artery. During bypass surgery, surgeons take a portion of a healthy blood vessel and attach it above and below the blocked artery to restore blood flow. As a result, blood bypasses the blocked portion of the blood vessel and flows to the heart.
7. What Is the Difference Between Angioplasty and Angiography?
Angiography and angioplasty are two different blood vessel-related medical procedures. While angiography is used to examine your blood vessels for a potential heart condition, angioplasty is used to treat the condition by widening the narrowed arteries.
8. What are the complications of a coronary angioplasty?
The risks associated with angioplasty and stents include:
- allergic reactions to medication or dye.
- breathing problems.
- blood clots.
- kidney damage.
- re-narrowing of your artery, or restenosis.
- rupture of your artery.
9. What is the cost of coronary angioplasty procedure in india?
The cost of Angioplasty in India depends upon multiple factors and ranges from Rs. 1,50,000 to Rs. 2,00,000.