What is Angioplasty?
The angioplasty procedure is to open blockages in the coronary arteries and restore blood flow by inflating a tiny balloon. During an angioplasty procedure, your vascular surgeon inflates a small balloon that helps to widen your blood vessel and improve blood flow inside a narrowed blood vessel. Thus, depending on the circumstances, a stent (tiny metal mesh tube) is inserted to support the artery walls by keeping the vessels wide open.
Who needs the Angioplasty procedure?
- If you have moderate to severe narrowing or blockage in one or more of your blood vessels.
- You will have symptoms of artery disease, such as pain or ulceration, in one of your limbs.
The outcome of Angioplasty Procedure
- Angioplasty procedure widens the narrowed blood vessels.
- It increases the flow of blood to the heart.
- It decreases the risk of Heart attack.
- It reduces the symptoms of angina.
- It slows the process of coronary artery disease.
Recovery Time from Angioplasty Procedure
Following the Angioplasty procedure, there must be an overnight stay for observation in the hospital.
- After the Angioplasty procedure, you will have to stay in bed for six hours.
- You will be able to walk with the help of assistance within 4 to 6 Hours.
- There has to be a careful intake of prescribed medication by your doctor.
- For 2-week non-straining exercises.
- Be sure to drink 8 to 10 glasses of clear fluids (Water is preferred).
- While taking a shower, keep the surgical area clean and dry.
- Do not use creams, lotions or ointment on the wound site.
- Wear loose clothes.
- For 3 to 4 days to prevent bleeding from the catheter insertion site do not strain during bowel movements.
Cost of Angioplasty Procedure
It may vary according to Hospital Standards and different stent choices. A USA FDA approved stent along with angioplasty procedure will cost around USD 3500 to 5000 depending on patient’s cardiac condition and vitals.
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