Coronary Angioplasty

Coronary Angioplasty


Coronary angioplasty, which is applied when blood flow is interrupted thanks to narrowing or occlusion within the coronary vessels, is often performed under anesthesia. While patients don't feel pain during the procedure, the vein can return to normal with the procedure.


What is Coronary Angioplasty?

Coronary angioplasty is a shot to open the diseased vessel. Balloon application is applied to the diseased vein. This process provides the opening of stenosis and blockages within the heart vessels. Thus, the obstacle before the blood flow needed by the guts is removed; The clogged or narrowed part is expanded. This procedure is named coronary angioplasty.


How is Coronary Angioplasty Done?

A thin and pressure-resistant balloon catheter is placed within the narrowed area of ​​the arteria coronaria and inflated. Thus, the plaque that causes the narrowing of the vessel is crushed and cracked open. The application of balloon angioplasty is simply like angioplasty. it's drained the angio room. The patient isn't anesthetized. The patient's vein is entered through the correct groin or wrist. A catheter is placed during this vein, and a dye is injected from there, allowing the vein to be seen. Afterwards, a skinny guide wire is distributed into the vein with the assistance of a catheter. If the vessel is totally occluded, this guidewire might not go through. Then the balloon is distributed over this wire and inflated within the narrow area of ​​the vessel. Afterwards, the layers forming the balloon stenosis are pushed to the vessel wall. The balloon is lowered. And again the status of the vessel is displayed.


Risks of Angioplasty Procedure

Although angioplasty may be less invasive thanks to opening an occluded artery than bypass surgery, the procedure still carries some risks. These risks are:

  • Re-narrowing: Re-narrowing is seen in 30% of cases in balloon angioplasty alone. Stents were developed to cut back reconstruction. Reconstruction is around 15% for bare stents and 8-10% for drug-eluting stents.
  • Blood clot: During and after the procedure, a grume may form within the vein and cause a coronary failure.
  • Bleeding: There could also be bleeding at the catheter insertion site in your leg or arm. This usually takes the shape of a light bruise, sometimes bleeding that needs transfusion and surgery.
  • Heart attack: It is often seen, albeit very rarely.
  • Coronary artery damage: There is also rupture of the vessel, dissection (stripping inside the vessel) during the procedure, and this might require emergency surgery.
  • Pastry failure: The drug used during the procedure may cause failure, especially in diabetics and other people with previous kidney damage. Renal failure may be temporary or permanent. So as to stop renal disorder, it's important to provide enough fluids and provide some medications.
  • Stroke: it's a really rare complication of angioplasty. Blood thinners are used during the procedure to cut back the chance.
  • Rhythm disturbance: Serious rhythm disturbances may occur, especially during an attack. If low pulse impairs hemodynamics, a short lived pacemaker could also be required. Life-threatening rhythm disturbances (ventricular tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation) are terminated with electroshock.