Coronary Angioplasty

Coronary Angioplasty, or Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, is a minimally invasive procedure that is subsequently done after Coronary Angiogram. It is performed if Coronary Angiogram reveals clogged or narrowed-down coronary arteries. The term ''Angioplasty'' means the balloon that is used to stretch and open the thinned down or blocked artery. 


Who Needs Coronary Angioplasty?

Coronary Angioplasty, in layman's terms, is also known as Stenting. It is done to open and widen the blocked arteries, which can cause severe chest pain and shortness of breath. Angioplasty is the go-to procedure in heart attack patients to open the blocked artery, facilitate the blood flow and bring down the risk of damage to the heart. 

How Is Coronary Angioplasty Performed?

During the procedure, a balloon at the tip of the catheter is inserted into the main artery via the thigh or arm. The balloon is then inflated to open the artery, which facilitates the positioning of a medicated stent to allow the blood flow to be restricted by the plaque. The stent also slowly releases the medicine, stimulates blood flow, and reduces the risk of heart attacks.


Coronary Angiogram is a day-care procedure. You will be discharged the same day or the next day.

Coronary Angioplasty is a minimally invasive procedure done to open blocked arteries for facilitating the blood flow to the heart. It is done by inserting a tiny balloon and then inflating it for placing stents, which in turn clear the way for blood flow.

A stent looks like a wire mesh tube that keeps an artery open. During the procedure, it is reduced to a tiny diameter and then inserted into the cleared and widened artery. The stent expands, stays firm in the artery, and works like a scaffold. It will stay permanently in the body, improves blood flow to the heart, and alleviates symptoms like chest pain and shortness of breath. A patient would require 1 to 3 or even more stents, depending on the condition.

Stents reduce the risk of narrowing again and restore blood flow. These medicated mini structures keep your artery open.

Yes. This condition is called Restenosis. However, the advanced drug-eluting stents coated with drugs slowly release the medicine into the bloodstream and prevent reclosing.

Coronary Angioplasty is a minimally invasive procedure and an expert interventional cardiologist performs it.

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