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Neck artery is 85-90% blocked. Is it best to get the next surgery or the angioplasty procedure done with her artery being 85-90% blocked?
Please tell me, could patients listen to an ipod during a cardiac catheterization or angioplasty procedure?
Sometimes: Regulations probably vary, but it is allowed in many places I have seen. ...Read more
Yes: Hello, pepperbellaziz, yes it is.Get a more detailed answer ›
Does an angioplasty cure coronary artery disease? Will I have to have repeat angioplasties, or does this procedure prevent plaque from forming again?
No, Symptoms; ↑Ds: Angioplasty: hydraulic expansion of narrowing; damages artery & can easily recur: reason for stents & procedure further complicates the disease process. There has long been evidence that arterial disease is at least partially reversible, but MDs paid for treating symptoms. Optimize NMR particle test LDL ?700 nmol/L, large HDL ?9 µmol/L), HbA1c ?6.0%, 5.0% optimal, SBP ?120, ?body fat, ?activity. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 done "percutaneously"; this means using a small tube which is inserted through a puncture site in the skin. Angioplasty can also be done with an open surgical procedure. In this case, a small "patch" is sewn to the artery to widen it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Angiography and atherectomy are both performed through the same approach, namely inserting a catheter into an artery, usually the artery at the groin. The angiography is performed first. If this reveals a plaque in the artery accounting for the symptoms, the catheter can be exchanged for another type of catheter that can carry out the atherectomy. ...Read more