Angioplasty is a procedure that doctors perform immediately after a heart attack. Heart attack and stroke are medical emergencies that should be treated as promptly as possible to prevent the death of heart muscle or brain tissue, which can lead to heart failure or brain damage, or even death. A patient who is having a heart attack or stroke has very little time to explore treatment options. Angioplasty and stenting has been effective in treating heart attack and stroke. For patients suffering a heart attack or stroke, the procedure can save lives. It’s an efficient way to get blood flowing to the heart again quickly. The sooner your doctor restores your blood supply, the less damage there will be to your heart muscle. Angioplasty also relieves chest pain and may prevent shortness of breath and other symptoms associated with a heart attack. Angioplasty may also cut the odds that you could need more invasive open-heart bypass surgery, which comes with a significantly longer recovery time.
Doctors usually perform this procedure while people are under local anesthesia. First, they’ll make an incision in your arm or groin. They’ll insert a catheter with a tiny inflatable balloon on the end into your artery. Using X-ray, video, and special dyes, your doctor guides the catheter up into the blocked coronary artery. Once it’s in position, the balloon is inflated to widen the artery. The fatty deposits, or plaque, get pushed against the wall of the artery. This clears the way for blood flow.
In some cases, the catheter is also equipped with a stainless steel mesh called a stent. The stent is used to hold the blood vessel open and can remain in place after the balloon is deflated and removed. Once the balloon is out, your doctor can also remove the catheter. The procedure may take half an hour to several hours.
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