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FAQ's Related to coronary angioplasty

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Coronary angioplasty is a cardiac interventional procedure used to clear the coronary arteries of heart blocked by materials such as fat/cholesterol deposits. It helps in reversal of proper functioning of the heart mechanics.

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Yes, it is one of the safe and routine interventional procedures performed by highly skilled cardiologists. It requires very minor incisions unlike the open surgery.

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Mostly, there is less chance of complications related to coronary angioplasy; however, restenosis, blood clots, infection and damage to underlying structures can occur.

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Coronary angioplasty typically takes around 30 minutes to 120 minutes, depending on the complexity of the issue.

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The recovery phase following the coronary angioplasty procedure depends upon need of the procedure. If the procedure is thoroughly planned and executed for early diagnosis, it may take a couple of weeks. If it is performed for emergency conditions like heart attacks, it may take several weeks to months to gain complete recovery, given the patient is compliant with the instructions.

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In most cases, the procedure can be performed on out-patient basis which indicates the possiblity of the discharge in two days. However, in some cases, it may take an extra day at the hospital to monitor the vitals thoroughly prior to clearance.

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Yes, it can be performed as an elective and/or emergency procedures for narrowing or restriction of blood vessels even though the patient has underlying heart conditions.

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Yes, post-procedure the patient will be given dietary changes to be incorporated into daily practices. For instance, avoidance of cholesterol and transfat rich foods and addition of healthy fruits/vegetables.

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On a successful completion of coronary angioplasty aided by stent placement, there is significant improvement in blood flow in the arteries and increased efficiency of heart functioning.