Coronary Angioplasty

Angioplasty surgery or Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) is performed to recover from chronic heart disease like Atherosclerosis. When your heart arteries get blocked or narrowed by a sticky substance called plaque, then coronary angioplasty is required. It is a procedure to open blocked arteries of the heart using a stent. After a week of angioplasty surgery, one can return to home.

Angioplasty surgery helps the person in recovering from the symptoms like chronic heart disease e.g. Atherosclerosis, severe pain in the chest, breathing problem, high blood pressure, immediately after heart attack, inflammation, high cholesterol level, diabetes, etc.

Before undergoing per-cutaneous coronary intervention, your cardiologist will ask you to submit the following test reports, which involves physical or clinical examination, Echo, ECG, blood markers, angiography, etc.

A common balloon angioplasty surgery is performed after inducing anaesthesia. A catheter is inserted to remove waxy substance called plaque from the blocked artery of the heart which helps in recovering from symptoms.


General FAQs of Coronary Angioplasty Treatment

If you have blocked artery, then percutaneous coronary intervention is considered as the best option to recover from the blockage of the blood vessels.

Number of days in India: 10

Number of days in Hospital: 1-2

It is performed surgically on the heart by placing a stent in it which removes the blockage from the blood vessels of the heart.

The tentative coronary angioplasty cost starts from 941 USD.

The points to be considered in assessing coronary angioplasty cost involves stay in India and hospital, stent and type of stent, etc.

All the tests will confirm if you require Coronary Angioplasty or not.

Angiography testing is an X-ray and radiographic technique in which the dye is placed on the heart to determine the blockage of the blood vessels.

An experienced cardiologist performs PCI, and depending on the severity of the condition can last up to 90 minutes.

Based on the type of instrument used, the procedure can be categorized as follows:

  • Balloon Coronary Angioplasty
  • Laser Coronary Angioplasty
  • Atherectomy Coronary Angioplasty

Your concerned cardiologist will prescribe you the medications which may or may not contain blood thinners depending on your condition.

After placing stents, it will almost remove the symptoms of angina but in case of regular check-ups or on later stage if any medical problem will occur then, the second stent can be placed to avoid any other complication.

The patient has to stay at least for a day in the hospital, during which the heart condition is closely monitored. Full recovery generally takes about 6 to 8 weeks.

  • After the procedure, the doctor will recommend:
  • Drinking plenty of water to flush out the dye used during the process
  • Avoid extreme physical activity for at least a few weeks
  • Taking blood thinning medications, regularly, for life
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Control diabetes and blood pressure
  • Avoid smoking
The blood flow will increase through the same blood vessel, which was previously blocked.

The cardiologist for angioplasty surgery recommended by Doctors Plus will suggest you lead a healthy lifestyle by following these steps:

  • Quit smoking
  • Intake of healthy and freshly prepared food
  • Having less cholesterol
  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Maintaining normal blood pressure
  • Regular exercise to maintain the BMI after some days of
  • Angioplasty surgery

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