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ILS Hospitals: Pioneering Heart Angioplasty Surgery for a Healthier Heart

Understanding Heart Angioplasty Surgery

Heart angioplasty, also known as percutaneous coronary intervention, is a procedure aimed at opening clogged heart arteries. It involves inserting a tiny balloon into the blocked artery and inflating it temporarily to widen the passage. This is followed by placing a small wire mesh tube called a stent, providing long-term artery support and reducing the risk of narrowing.

One of the key advantages of heart angioplasty surgery is its ability to minimize scarring, reduce pain, and shorten the post-operation recovery period. At ILS Hospitals, we’ve achieved remarkable success in heart angioplasty, significantly improving the lives of individuals affected by coronary artery issues.

Importance of Coronary Arteries

The coronary arteries play a crucial role in the body, supplying blood to the heart. As people age, these arteries tend to narrow and harden, a condition known as atherosclerosis. The narrowing of these arteries, caused by fatty plaques, can lead to coronary heart diseases and intense chest pain medically termed as angina.

Various Types of Heart Angioplasty Surgery

Heart angioplasty surgery is a versatile procedure and can be performed through several methods, including:

  • Balloon Angioplasty:
  • Involves using a small balloon at the catheter’s tip to widen the narrowed or blocked area of the coronary artery, enhancing blood flow to the heart.
  • Balloon Angioplasty with Stenting:
  • Combined with stenting, this technique utilizes a stent (a metal mesh tube) to support the narrowed artery, expanding it to fit the artery’s size and ensuring a more stable, open passage for blood flow.
  • Drug-Eluting Stents (DES):
  • Utilizes medication-releasing stents to reduce the risk of restenosis (recurring blockages). The medication-coated stents have proven effective in preventing clot formation.
  • Rotational Ablation:
  • Involves using a specialized catheter with a diamond-coated tip to grind away plaque in the arteries, promoting consistent blood flow and minimizing blockages.
  • Cutting Balloon:
  • Utilizes a balloon catheter with small blades to clean plaque build-up caused by previous stent usage or other blockages.

Preparing for Heart Angioplasty Surgery

  • Patients typically remain hospitalized for a day for post-operative monitoring and medication adjustments.
  • It is crucial to stay hydrated post-surgery and avoid strenuous activities or heavy lifting for a few days. Recovery periods may vary based on individual cases.

Post-Heart Angioplasty Surgery

Adhering to a healthy lifestyle post-surgery is critical, including regular exercise, maintaining a healthy weight, controlling blood pressure and diabetes, quitting smoking, and managing cholesterol levels.

When is Heart Angioplasty Surgery Necessary?

Heart angioplasty surgery is primarily performed to treat atherosclerosis, a condition where fatty plaques accumulate in heart blood vessels. It is recommended when medications and lifestyle changes are ineffective in improving heart health. Heart angioplasty is especially crucial in restoring complete blood supply to the heart, reducing chest pain, and, in emergency cases, after a heart attack to enhance survival rates.

Preparing for the Procedure

  • Initial diagnostics involve blood tests and electrocardiograms, usually conducted in multiple appointments.
  • Patients need to fast overnight and disclose any allergies or reactions to medications.

Life after Heart Angioplasty Surgery

  • While heart angioplasty significantly improves blood flow and reduces chest pain, it’s essential to maintain a healthy lifestyle, following medical advice and prescribed medications.
  • The insertion of a stent doesn’t cure heart diseases, emphasizing the importance of continued care and adherence to a heart-healthy routine.

The Role of Stents

Stents act as supportive scaffolds in coronary arteries, aiding blood flow and providing stability. They are typically made of metal and remain permanently in the artery.

At ILS Hospitals, we excel in heart angioplasty surgery, aiming to enhance lives and promote heart health. Consult our experts for personalized treatment plans and let us guide you towards a healthier, thriving heart.

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