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Does it hurt to get a percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty done?

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Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not usually

A ptca, the procedure where a baloon is inserted in an artery to dilate it is done with anesthesia so during the procedure itself, pain should be almost non-existent, but certainly possible.
After the procedure, the majority of patients have some pain, but it is tolerable and/or treatable. Persistent pain should always be evaluated by the trearting physician.

In brief: Not usually

A ptca, the procedure where a baloon is inserted in an artery to dilate it is done with anesthesia so during the procedure itself, pain should be almost non-existent, but certainly possible.
After the procedure, the majority of patients have some pain, but it is tolerable and/or treatable. Persistent pain should always be evaluated by the trearting physician.
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Dr. Joseph Roosth
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Dr. Brian Mott
Surgery - Thoracic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not really

A needle is placed in a large artery in your groin or a small artery in your wrist.
Most of the common side effects of pain and discomfort ar related to the cath site above.

In brief: Not really

A needle is placed in a large artery in your groin or a small artery in your wrist.
Most of the common side effects of pain and discomfort ar related to the cath site above.
Dr. Brian Mott
Dr. Brian Mott
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