A 30-year-old member asked:
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how serious is an angioplasty procedure?

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Dr. Norman Chideckel
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
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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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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Balloon in artery: You are probably referring to balloon angioplasty, which refers to inflating a specialized balloon in an artery to open up a blockage. This is usually ... Read More
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Dr. Bennett Werner
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Yes: Hello, pepperbellaziz, yes it is.
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Dr. Herbert Aronow
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Sedation: Typically conscious sedation rather than general anesthesia is used for iliac angioplasty procedures.
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Not usually: It would be unusual, we do not allow it in our hospital

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