A 30-year-old member asked:
how serious is an angioplasty procedure?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Norman Chideckel answered
41 years experience Vascular Surgery
Minimal: Minimally invasive but everything has potential risks ask your doctor to discuss prior to the procedure.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr answered
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
Serious Due to Ds: Angioplasty indicates someone thinks disease (in wall of artery) has become so advanced that plaque ruptures, clots & narrowing severe enough to produce symptoms have occurred. While less invasive & more flexible in options than open chest bypass surgery, this is still serious with serious complications (though less frequent over time.) best aggressively change what drives the underlying disease.
Answered on Oct 2, 2014
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