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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Balloon Angioplasty (Definition)

Angioplasty is the mechanism to unclog the partially occluded vessel from completely closing to result heart attack , usually this is done in combination with stents at the same time to prevent collapse of the vessel , like ...Read more


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What is the difference between balloon angioplasty and regular angioplasty?

What is the difference between balloon angioplasty and regular angioplasty?

Several types: Of angioplasty. Can stretch vessel with balloon or different sizes of catheters ( dotter technique). Or can make vessel bigger in surgery with patch angioplasty, where extra material sewn into vessel, like letting out you pants. ...Read more

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Will I get any medicine for pain when I go for the balloon angioplasty?

You should: Angioplasty can be uncomfortable during some parts of the procedure, particularly during balloon inflation. Almost everyone does just fine with a few medications that will increase comfort but general anesthesia is not required. ...Read more

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Has any one had balloon angioplasty and was it painful after?

No: After procedure minimum discomfort at catheter insertion site, which disappears in few days , ask your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: balloon angioplasty?

What is the definition or description of: balloon angioplasty?

TPA: Trams luminal balloon angioplasty is where a calapsed small balloon fixed to the end of a catheter is passed through the artery to a narrow area. When the balloon is then inflated it squishes the narrowing wider open. The balloon is then deflated and slipped back out. ...Read more

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Is balloon angioplasty painful?

Angioplasty painful: Usually you won't feel a thing but occasionally inflation of the balloon is uncomfortable. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about balloon angioplasty and was it painful at all?

Can you tell me about balloon angioplasty and was it painful at all?

Open blockages: It's a percutaneous transcatheter procedure to open blocked arteries with a balloon, usually followed by insertion of a stent at its conclusion. Patients are sedated but not fully asleep. A local anesthetic is used. There is minor discomfort at the onset as the skin is punctured and often a minute of angina when the balloon is inflated. Overall, it's not painful. ...Read more

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Angioplasty (Definition)

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


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