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Can you tell me how dangerous is angioplasty with stents?

Can you tell me how dangerous is angioplasty with stents?

Invasive: But overall data reported less than 1 percent risk of heart attack or stroke or death with the procedure. ...Read more

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Angioplasty (Definition)

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


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How dangerous is an angioplasty with stent?

How dangerous is an angioplasty with stent?

<2% risk death : About 5% risk of heart attack. Safer through the wrist (radial) than the groin (femoral) for bleeding complications. ...Read more

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Could deepcleaning of teeth be dangerous if you have had angioplasty before?

Could deepcleaning of teeth be dangerous if you have had angioplasty before?

No: Absolutely not. Regardless of what you may have ever heard about introducing oral bacteria into the blood stream, you are not at risk. If the angioplasty has been done longer than 6 weeks ago, stents are endothelialized within 6 weeks. Reduction in oral bacteria and inflammatory mediators will only make you healthier. People don't drop over dead from using toothpicks or flossing. ...Read more

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Can professional teeth deep-cleaning be dangerous if you have had angioplasty done before?

Can professional teeth deep-cleaning be dangerous if you have had angioplasty done before?

Should not: If you are concerned you should speak to your cardiologist and dentist to see if they would like you to have prophylactic antibiotics, but it is not considered necessary by the aha. You should know that a deep cleaning can very well cause you to have bacterimia which means you have bacteria in your blood. This does not mean you will have complications though. This happens more than people think. ...Read more

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Sex after angioplasty?

Sex after angioplasty?

Possible: This should be discussed with the doctor who performed the procedure since they have information about your overall health. Generally, should be fine. ...Read more

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What exactly is an angioplasty?

What exactly is an angioplasty?

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 more

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How long does the angioplasty take?

How long does the angioplasty take?

Variable: But on average, about an hour. It depends on how many vessels are involved and how technically easy or difficult it is to approach them. In the setting of an on-going heart attack, that time is often shaved considerably since time is of the essence. ...Read more

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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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What is the success rate of angioplasty?

What is the success rate of angioplasty?

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 aggressively change the Ds. drivers: lipoproteins (not Chol), HbA1c, BP, no smoking. ...Read more

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What is the procedure for an angioplasty?

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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What is the success rate for angioplasty?

What is the success rate for angioplasty?

2 gen'l to answer: depends upon location, extent of disease, risk factors, patients overall health, whether stents or other additional measures are needed. In general, though, it is 1st line treatment when anatomy of problem is favorable. ...Read more

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In general, how long will angioplasty last?

In general, how long will angioplasty last?

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

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How could an angioplasty s function be tested?

Stress test: A stress test is indicated if recurrent symptoms . Repeat cathetrisation if stress test is abnormal. ...Read more

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How often will angioplasty need to be repeated?

Angioplasty: I feel that you should discuss this with the physician who ordered the angioplasty. ...Read more

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What food should a person eat after angioplasty?

Most anything: After angioplasty, assuming there are no complications, i generally let tell my patients to eat a regular diet. Of course, i encourage all of my patients to eat as healthy as possible and to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and keep alcohol and caffeine consumption limited for 24 hours afterwards. Check with your doctor to be sure, as there is no rule that applies to every situation. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: angioplasty?

Vascular change: Angioplasty is vascular modification -- a vascular repair procedure commonly to treat blockages. ...Read more

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I had an angioplasty what should I eat and what should I not eat?

Heart healthy: Angioplasty does not cure the cause of the blockage in your arteries. Your arteries may become narrow again. Eat a heart-healthy diet, exercise, stop smoking (if you smoke), and reduce stress to help lower your chances of having a blocked artery again. Your health care provider may give you medicine to help lower your cholesterol. ...Read more

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How soon can a person who has undergone angioplasty resume working out in the gym?

Depends : On the exact situation. If the angioplasty was done in the setting of a heart attack etc. Discuss with your cardiologist. ...Read more

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Do different types of angioplasty techniques or stents have different success rates?

Do different types of angioplasty techniques or stents have different success rates?

Yes, Varies Widely: Dr. Korona's short answer is accurate but are there many additional highly relevant variables: type of stent; DES vs. Bare stainless steel; how placed; location & anatomy in which placed; speed of blood flow after the hydraulic expansion; how expanded; what anti-clotting agents are used with what timings, how the individual responds to all of these variables & the list goes on. See other answers. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm having a big doubt about angioplasty please pls please pls help!!!!!?

Do you have angina?: If there is a valid indication, as determined by a legitimate medical facility, especially if you have unstable or limiting symptoms, angioplasty is a low risk procedure that can very favorably improve the circulation in your heart. If you're unsure of the need, request a 2nd opinion. If there's no question about indication, you should have it done. ...Read more

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How do I improve my lv function ? Its between 45 - 50 % .I had an angioplasty a year back.

Risk modifications: Assuming your reduction in ef is due to heart muscle damage from coronary obstructions, the damage is done. The focus should be on preventing coronary disease progression by risk factor modification ( diet, lipid management, hypertension treatment, diabetes treatment, no smoking, etc.)
if you still have areas of the heart where the muscle is alive but not functioning, opening the vessels helps. ...Read more

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What is an angiogram versus an angioplasty?

What is an angiogram versus an angioplasty?

Picture/Intervention: An angiogram is an image of the lumen of a blood vessel, typically done with due from within a vessel. If the angiogram shows a narrowing or stenosis, an angioplasty may be performed, which is inflating a balloon within the vessel to dilate it. ...Read more

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Is low BP after angioplasty normal?

Is low BP after angioplasty normal?

Angioplasty: Low BP after angioplasty is not unusual especially if BP lowering drugs are added such as calcium blockers or nitrates. ...Read more

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Experiencing angina/ time for angioplasty?

Experiencing angina/ time for angioplasty?

Possibly: If you are experiencing chest discomfort/pain/pressure, you should see your physician right away! depending on your risk factors, you may or may not need angioplasty as angina can sometimes treated medically. Angina is a serious condition, and medical evaluation should not be delayed. ...Read more

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What can cause restenosis after angioplasty?

Many: There are techinical causes. If the stent is too small or the lesion wasnt completely covered. Complex bifurcation lesions and long lesions are more likely to restenose. Using multiple stents and working on stents that have already stenosed before. There are patient related causes .Pts that smoke or have diabetes (especially if its poorly controlled) have higher rates of restenoses. High cholest. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have low BP after an angioplasty?

Is it normal to have low BP after an angioplasty?

LOW BP/POST ANGIOPLA: It may be from meds you are prescribed like beta blockers and ace inhibiters. ...Read more

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What is the benefit of an atherectomy over an angioplasty?

What is the benefit of an atherectomy over an angioplasty?

Atherectomy v balloo: typically blocked arteries can be opened more widely by inflating a balloon inside the vessel. The balloon is then deflated and removed from the vessels. At times, heavy calcium makes the arteries so hard they won't open w/ the balloon. Some of those lesions can be addressed w/ Atherectomy, a device that shaves the plaque down creating a more wide flow channel. ...Read more