This procedure is performed to diagnose blockages in the coronary arteries of the heart and tp determine whether a percutaneous intervention can correct the blockage or heart surgery is needed.
For this procedure ballooned catheter is inserted through an artery and into the coronary artery of the heart. Once there, the balloon is inflated and deflated to open up the blocked artery. Most often a balloon has a stent around it that keeps the artery open once the blloon is removed.
This procedure is required when a blockage in the artery is caused by a lot of hard calcified material.
Sometimes it is difficult to decide whether a stent is needed or not. This procedure helps make that decision.
Our Interventional Cardiac Services offers state-of-the-art technology in the treatment of heart disease. Our interventional Service diagnoses and treats heart conditions using minimally invasive techniques often involving catheters, which are small, flexible tubes inserted into the body mostly through your right arm by radial approach. The catheter is carefully threaded into the heart using an x-ray machine that produces real-time images (fluoroscopy). Once the catheter is in place, contrast material is injected and images of your heart are taken. Angioplasty, also known as percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA), is a procedure in which a narrowed section of a coronary artery is widened with a balloon catheter. In most cases a stent is placed at the same time. With these techniques, we can often achieve results similar to those of more invasive methods like open surgery, while minimizing pain, recovery time, and complications.Our Pledge
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