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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 4 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
Hi Sir, My grandpa is 93 years old. Cardiologist suggest angioplasty to rule-out Angina. Is his age suitable for this procedure??. we live in Karachi,
Angioplasty: Whether he is suitable to undergo an angioplasty depends mostly on his health and how mobile and able he is. If he is fairly well, then it may be a good idea to go ahead with the angioplasty. If he is rather feeble, then I would say he should not. Good luck either way. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My dad 53 years had angioplasty last year, at what interval heart check up is required and what are procedure to check the heart is functioning well?
Post PCI stress test: Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is the use of balloon angioplasty, stents, or other devices to treat coronary artery disease. Whether patients who have had PCI need to have periodic stress tests in follow up has been debated. The right answer for a particular patient really depends on the history, symptoms, nature of the coronary problems, EKG, exercise capacity, and other factors. ...Read more
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
Hydraulic Expansion: Angio=blood (blood vessel in this case); plasty=physical change /remolding of tissue. In angioplasty, a flexible guidewire, typically 0.014" diameter, is threaded through an area to be expanded. Over this guidewire, a balloon catheter (engineered plastic tube device) +/-stent is slid into the area & expanded using pressures 60-250 times usual blood pressure, deflated & then balloon & wire removed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Long Term the Issue!: Short term technical success rates have become >95% in experienced hands with carefully selected pts. & lesions. However, PTCA only hydraulically stretches the vessel, does nothing about underlying disease (indeed complicates it). Thus bigger issue is long term outcomes. Ptca only about symptoms; more important to focus on & aggressive change what drives the ds: lipoproteins (not chol), hba1c, bp, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: Angioplasty's can be performed on any artery in the body. Certain areas are easier to access and treat than others. Certain blockages or problems are also more easily treated than others. Some of the shortest angioplasty cases may last only minutes while others may last several hours. ...Read more