Coronary angioplasty is performed for opening clogged arteries, which can cause symptoms, such as shortness of breath and chest pain. This procedure is also performed for quickly opening a blocked artery and mitigating damage to the heart during a heart attack. It involves the insertion and inflation of a small balloon into the site where the artery is clogged for widening the artery. Angioplasty can also be performed via the artery in the wrist instead of the one in the thigh or arm. Cardiologists generally prefer the radial approach via the wrist owing to its benefits, such as minimal bleeding, superficial location, low risk of restricted blood flow to the tissues and easier compressibility.
The rotational Atherectomy of coronary arteries technique is used for debulking the heavily calcified coronary arteries and preparing the lesion for stent implantation through the thigh.
Why Manipal Hospitals Salt Lake?
At Manipal Hospitals Salt Lake, our prolific team of interventional cardiologists expertly diagnoses which patient is ideal for the femoral or the radial approach of coronary angioplasty while prioritizing patient comfort at all times. Their expertise and vast experience in handling complex cardiac cases that require angioplasty help them perform a plethora of coronary angioplasty techniques through the arm, wrist, or thigh.
Solutions for Coronary Angioplasty
Cardiologists generally combine angioplasty with the insertion of a small wire mesh tube called a stent into the artery to keep the artery open, thus mitigating the chances of the artery narrowing again. Several stents are coated with medications to keep the artery open. At Manipal Hospitals Salt Lake, our highly experienced team of interventional cardiologists are superbly assisted with premium quality balloons and stents for performing this intricate procedure with finesse.
Complexities in Coronary Angioplasty
The chances of the coronary artery getting ruptured or torn during the procedure are quite high and this augments the requirement for an emergency bypass surgery. In patients with kidney problems, the dye used during stent placement and angioplasty can cause damage to the kidneys. Thus, to avoid complications, our prolific and expertly trained diagnosis team prescribes a series of tests for all patients for determining any underlying conditions that could hamper the success of the procedure.
The success of Coronary Angioplasty
Angioplasty is a highly effective procedure for clearing coronary arteries, and it has been found to be successful in over 90% of patients. Only 30-40% of the patients with successful coronary angioplasty will suffer from the recurrent narrowing of arteries at the location of balloon inflation. At Manipal Hospitals Salt Lake, our skilled cardiologists strive to achieve a 100% success rate in coronary angioplasty procedures while prioritizing the safety and comfort of patients at all times.
Infection Control Protocol
The recovery period following angioplasty is generally short and the patient is discharged from the hospital 12-24 hours after the removal of the catheter. Many patients can resume their routine activities after a few days or a week following the completion of the procedure. However, patients who experience discomfort are kept under strict supervision and care for preventing any complications or infections. At Manipal Hospitals Salt Lake, we follow a strict infection control protocol and ensure a sterile environment is maintained at all times.
Coronary Angioplasty through Radial Approach And Femoral Approach is available at Manipal Hospital, Kolkata, it helps in controlling irregular heartbeats to protect against heart rhythm disorders. Book an appointment at one of the best heart hospitals in Kolkata and receive world-class treatment under the supervision of highly experienced cardiac specialists.