Angioplasty one vessel with a balloonadmin2020-06-16T12:59:47+00:00
Angioplasty one vessel with a balloon
Patients may have, for various reasons, restriction or blockage in the vein that reduces the flow of blood. Angioplasty is a procedure that is recommended by doctors to open the blockage using an inflated balloon. The procedure can be performed with or without vascular stenting, but in most of the operations, a catheter will be placed at the tip of the balloon to guide it through the treatment area- where a blockage in the vein has happened. Additionally, a stent may be placed in the vessel to keep it open. Generally, angioplasty is a common procedure that is advised for below conditions:
Coronary artery disease: A narrow artery that may prevent the carry of oxygen to the heart muscle.
Atherosclerosis: Large arteries may become hardened and narrowed due to the buildup of cholesterol on the wall of arteries.
Peripheral artery disease: Arteries in the leg or arm become narrow.
Carotid artery stenosis: Arteries that supply blood the brain my become blocked.
In other cases, the veins in the chest, abdomen, and pelvic, arm, and legs may become narrow and blocked.
Renal vascular hypertension: When kidney arteries become narrow, the patients may have high blood pressure; therefore, angioplasty can be effective in improving the function of the kidney.
Imaging is crucial in this procedure to guide the balloon catheter through the narrowed artery.
How is balloon angioplasty performed?
Although angioplasty is a minimally invasive procedure, it should be performed by a specialist physician. During the procedure, the patient vital signs will be checked regularly, including heart rate, blood pressure, oxygen level, and pulse. Following that, the patient will take sedative through IV in the arm. The area where the catheter is to be inserted will be washed and sterilized, and to numb the area, a local anesthetic will be administered.
Next, a small incision is made, and a sheath will be inserted. With the help of X-ray imaging, the catheter will be inserted through the skin and guided toward the vain where the blockage has happened. After that, when the doctor feels that the catheter has reached the blockage area, a contrast material will be injected to help with the visibility of the arteries. Using wire and the pictures from x-ray imaging, the doctor access the blocked artery where the balloon-tipped catheter will be inflated. In some circumstances, a stent is needed to be placed inside the blood vessels to maintain its opening.
Upon the completion of the procedure, the catheter will be removed, and the incision area will be closed. Patients may need to lie for several hours after the procedure is finished and then will be transferred to the recovery room.
What are some of the benefits and risks of angioplasty with the balloon?
In comparison to bypass surgery, balloon angioplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that bears the little risk.
Because a local anesthetic is administered in balloon angioplasty instead of the general anesthetic, patients are not required to stay longer in the hospital.
No significant incision is required for this procedure.
Patients can resume their daily activities in a short period.
Although no significant complication has been observed with balloon angioplasty, the artery can be injured due to the inserting of the catheter. In addition, blood clots can also happen, which will be resolved with blood thinner medication.
A troubling complication that can happen is the reoccurrence of blockages.
Sometimes, taking medication is necessary to stop heavy bleeding from the catheter entry point.
There is a low chance of infection where the skin is penetrated.
Patients should always remember that angioplasty does not cure the underlying causes of blocked arteries. The critical advice that should be taken into account in preventing such narrowing of the blood vessels is to make lifestyle changes, specifically omitting foods that are high on saturated fat, quit smoking, and stick to daily exercising.
Angioplasty one vessel with a balloon in Iran
Heart-related surgery in Iran, just like any other place in the world, is a delicate process that demands precision and accuracy. Iran is among the top countries in the field of medicine that has provided outstanding results to both domestic and international patients. Angioplasty is one of the common treatments that is recommended to improve the flow of the blood to the heart muscles, and Iranian doctors due to the extensive background they have in performing this surgery are more than qualified to offer the most suitable treatment to all patients. Each year in Iran, more than 50000 cardio surgeries are performed. Without exaggeration, Iran’s hospital performs more surgery than any other country in the Middle East region, and the reason for that is not only because of the advanced equipment or world-class technologies but more importantly, it is the level of professionalism that Iranian doctors exhibit in treating various illnesses.
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