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Angioplasty

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Last Updated: 02 May 2022
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Angioplasty is a treatment to boost blood circulation in coronary arteries that have become slim or blocked. Your coronary arteries supply oxygen-rich blood to the heart. A sticky material called plaque develops up in the coronary arteries if you have coronary artery disease. Some parts of your heart do not get adequate blood when this takes place. Angioplasty broadens the blocked part of the artery so more blood can get through. Medical professionals use angioplasty to: Reduce chest pain from clogs in the coronary arteries. This type of pain is called angina. Limitation damages to the heart during or right after a cardiac arrest. Angioplasty does not heal coronary artery disease. To help prevent more plaque clogs, you'll need to take any recommended medications, consume healthy foods, and get normal workout. Most individuals have angioplasties in a hospital in a special area called a heart catheterization, or cath, lab. You'll get medication to aid you relax through an intravenous line. Angioplasty is done via a capillary in your groin, wrist, or arm. Your doctor will: Make a small opening in that area to place a slim tube into a capillary. Inject comparison dye inside your arteries. The dye highlights your heart and capillary in the x-rays. Change the first tube with another one that has a small, deflated balloon on the end. Overview the balloon inside the blockage and inflate it to press the plaque level against the artery wall. This makes the artery larger and boosts blood circulation. Some stents have a finishing of medicine that aids protect against blood embolisms from developing.

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