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How serious is an angioplasty procedure?

How serious is an angioplasty procedure?

Minimal: Minimally invasive but everything has potential risks ask your doctor to discuss prior to the procedure. ...Read more

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Angioplasty (Definition)

Angioplasty is vascular modification -- a vascular repair procedure ...Read more


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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?

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?

2 recent lg studies: 2 recent large studies found no difference in symptomatic patients but much better results for surgery in patients with no symptoms (9 vs. 21% risk of heart attack, stroke, and death). Journal of the American College of Cardiology #64, Vol. 7, 2014 pp723-731. ...Read more

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Does an angioplasty cure coronary artery disease? Will I have to have repeat angioplasties, or does this procedure prevent plaque from forming again?

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 more

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What is the procedure for an angioplasty?

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 more

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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 more

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